Previous consultation

WPL introduced its proposals for the Wrexham Energy Centre in 2012. At that stage, we undertook a voluntary, non-statutory consultation and gathered initial feedback on the concept of a gas-fired power station on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

Following the non-statutory consultation, further detailed technical and environmental assessment was carried out as well as design of the Wrexham Energy Centre Power Station Complex, as well as taking account of feedback provided during the non-statutory consultation, to prepare for statutory consultation.

Statutory consultation was carried out from 14 July to 24 August 2014. More details concerning the Wrexham Energy Centre and its Gas Connection were provided including a Preliminary Environmental Information Report and its Non-Technical Summary.

In February 2016 a further update about the WEC was provided to all interested parties including the local community, which included an explanation about changes in the planning consenting process for the project resulting in two separate applications being made for different elements of the WEC. The update also provided confirmation that WPL would be submitting the relevant applications for the WEC in Spring 2016.

A full report of consultation undertaken around the WEC proposals was submitted to the planning inspectorate in March 2016 as a part of the DCO application.