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THE ELECTRICITY (APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT) REGULATIONS 1990 REGULATION 5

Notice ID: BRA1480325

Notice effective from
27th November 2019 to 27th December 2019

Northern Powergrid C/0 Third Energy UK Gas Limited

SECTION 37 OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989

THE ELECTRICITY (APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT) REGULATIONS 1990 REGULATION 5

THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2017 ('THE 2017 EIA REGULATIONS')

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO RETAIN THE OVERHEAD LINE AT KNAPTON GENERATING STATION, OCHRE FARM, KNAPTON CARR, EAST KNAPTON, MALTON IN THE AREA OF RYEDALE DISTRICT COUNCIL AND NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

TAKE NOTICE that Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited (Company Number 02906593) C/O Third Energy UK Gas Limited of Knapton Generating Station, East Knapton, Malton North Yorkshire, Y017 8JF ("Third Energy") has submitted an application under Section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the consent of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to keep installed the overhead electricity line at Knapton generating station, East Knapton, North Yorkshire as shown in the plan below.

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The application is required to support another application made under Section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, to continue to operate an open cycle gas turbine generating station (Knapton Generating Station) previously consented on 25 March 1993 by the Department of Trade and Industry. The Overhead Line subject of this Section 37 Application was consented on the same date, to install above-ground the electric lines specified. The Section 37 application does not seek to construct new lines or new infrastructure or to dismantle the current infrastructure. Therefore, there is no requirement for any temporary construction works, other than may be required for any routine maintenance on the existing infrastructure. There is also no requirement for wayleaves other than those currently in place. The existing 132kV line to be maintained is approximately 600m long, supported by 3 No. 30m steel towers.

A summary of the application, a copy of the application including the original Section 37 consent and the environmental information prepared can be found at the following website:

https://www.third-energy.com/applications-kgs-and-overhead-line



The application and environmental information are also available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:

Knapton Generating Station Ryedale District Council



East Knapton Ryedale House



Malton Old Malton Road



North Yorkshire Malton, North Yorkshire



YQ17 8JF_|YQ17 7HH_

Hard copies of the application and the environmental information may be obtained from Knapton Generating Station at a cost of £250. Electronic versions on CD are available for £15.

Any person wishing to make objections to, or other representations about, the application must do so no later than 13th January 2020. Any representations must be sent to:

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Energy Infrastructure Planning Team

Level 3, Orchard 2

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

Or by email to

beiseip@beis.gov.uk

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Written or emailed representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal address of those making representations. Representations must also identify the name of the overhead line (Ochre Farm, Knapton Carr, East Knapton, Malton) and any grounds for objection. Only representations sent by email to the address stipulated will receive acknowledgement.

Representations received by the Secretary of State will be handled in compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. Any representations received will be shared with the relevant local planning authorities and the applicant with all personal information removed.

The application is not EIA Development under the terms of the 2017 EIA Regulations, so these Regulations do not apply. Nevertheless, should the Applicant provide any further environmental information to the Appropriate Authority, the Applicant will publish a notice stating how that information may be inspected and copies obtained, the address that any objections or representations must be sent to and the date (no earlier than 30 days after the last notice is published) by which any such objections or representations must be submitted. The further environmental information will be made available free of charge on the Application website and at the venue listed above.

Dated 27 November 2019

Attachments

BRA1480325.pdf Download

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