Swansea Council Planning Committee has unanimously approved an application submitted by Arcus on behalf of Statkraft UK LTD for a Greener Grid Park adjacent to Swansea North National Grid Substation. The innovative project is designed to support the stability of the electricity grid network and decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity supply.
Arcus led the planning and environmental elements of the project from pre-application through to consent. Our role included:
- Ongoing engagement with the Council;
- Carrying out environmental surveys and delivering technical reports for ecology, transport, hydrology, noise and landscape and visual;
- Supporting Statkraft with public consultation; and
- Preparation and submission of the planning application.
Following submission, Arcus engaged extensively with Council officers to address any concerns raised by consultees, and the team is delighted that the project was unanimously supported by committee members following a positive recommendation from the planning officer.