Celtic Array is proposing to develop an offshore wind farm, called Rhiannon Wind Farm, in the Irish Sea Zone. At its closest point, Rhiannon would be located approximately 19km from Anglesey, 34km from the Isle of Man and 60km from the Cumbrian coast.
It is the first project proposed in the Irish Sea Zone and could have an installed capacity of up to 2.2GW, which we estimate could be enough to power about 1.7 million homes.
The submission of Rhiannon Wind Farm's offshore scoping report to the Planning Inspectorate in July 2012 marked the first step in the consenting process.
The proposal for Rhiannon Wind Farm includes:
The applications required for this proposal include:
In preparation for these applications, we will:
The scoping document is available below and the scoping opinion issued by the Planning Inspectorate is available on the National Infrastructure Planning website.
As part of stage one of formal consultation, we published three important documents which can be downloaded below. These documents set out the key aims, objectives and potential impacts of the project. The feedback received during the first phase of consultation (29th October to 20 December 2012) will be considered and help inform our development plans.
The Statement of Community Consultation outlines our approach to community and stakeholder consultation. The Preliminary Environmental Information document contains a detailed overview of our proposals, and is primarily intended for those stakeholders with a technical interest in the project. The Community Consultation Document is designed to inform those with a non-technical interest in the project, such as local residents and community groups.
Each photomontage sheet should be printed at A3 (420mm x 297mm) and should be viewed from a distance of 300mm curved through 75 degrees. Photomontages are presented here for illustrative purposes only and larger versions more suitable to provide a visual representation will be available at exhibitions and later in the consultation process. For further information on best practice for photomontages, please refer to the Visual Representation of Windfarms Good Practice Guidance (Scottish Natural Heritage, 2006)
Dylid argraffu pob ffotogyfosodiad ar A3 (420mm x 297mm)( a dylid eu gweld o bellter o 300mm gyda chromlen 75 gradd. Cyflwynir ffotogyfosodiadau yma ar gyfer dibenion enghreifftiol yn unig a bydd fersiynau mwy sy'n rhoi darluniad gwell ar gael mewn arddangosfeydd ac yn nes ymlaen yn y broses ymgynghori. Mae mwy o wybodaeth ar arfer gorau ar gyfer ffotogyfosodiadau ar gael yng nghanllawiau arfer da Cynrychiolaeth Weledol Ffermydd Gwynt (Scottish Natural Heritage, 2006)
The first stage of community consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on our proposals.
We will now review all comments received during this first stage of community consultation. These comments will inform our ongoing project development. We will respond to and publish key themes which were raised during the consultation period in an interim report, which will be available on the project website early in 2013.
If you have a question about the proposals, there are several ways in which you can find out more
Ask a question about the proposal or make a comment online. Please complete the online form below.
We welcome comments in English and Welsh.
The second stage of formal consultation will explain how the feedback we have received has been considered and will present a more detailed description of what is proposed to be submitted in the application for a Development Consent Order. We will publish a further Preliminary Environmental Information Document (PEI) and Community Consultation Document at the start of this second stage of consultation.
As outlined in the documentation above, we will carry out specific consultation on our onshore proposals, including substation and land based elements of the project. This consultation will involve information events which will be advertised locally and on this website, when the programme is finalised.
To ask a question about the proposal or make a comment, please complete the online form below.
To ensure transparency in the consultation process, please note that your comments might be made available to the Planning Inspectorate and statutory authorities, such as your local council. However, we will ask for your personal details not to be placed on the public record. Instead, they will be held securely by us or by third parties instructed to do this on our behalf, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your comments will only be used in connection with the Rhiannon Wind Farm consultation process and, except as noted above, won't be passed to any third parties.
To register your interest in receiving future updates and information about Rhiannon Wind Farm, please complete the online form below. Contact details shall be kept confidential and shall not be passed on to any other party.