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The Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection Order 2016

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Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Authorised development  

A nationally significant infrastructure project as defined in sections 14(1)(b) and 16 of the 2008 Act comprising—

(a)Work No 1 – The installation and keeping of 132kV electric lines above ground of approximately 10.94 kilometres in length. These will comprise a three phase 132kV line (three wires/conductors and fibre optic cable) mounted on twin and single wooden poles, with supporting stay wires and terminal ends. The 132kV line commences at the existing steel pylon (reference EE42) near Llandyfaelog. The circuit then follows a north easterly alignment, crossing over the A48 dual carriageway, terminating at the terminal pole number 84 at Grid reference: SN43571 19638 and connecting to the underground cables in Work No.2. The works are to include:

(i)works for the creation, alteration or widening of points of access to highways;

(ii)stopping up or diversion of highways;

(iii)the provision of means of access to pole and underground cable positions;

(iv)the provision of retaining structures, and culverts;

(v)carrying out surveys or taking soil samples;

(vi)works for the benefit or protection of land affected by the authorised development;

(vii)cutting down, uprooting, topping or lopping of trees or shrubs or cutting back their roots;

(viii)the removal, disposal or re-siting of apparatus;

(ix)carrying out civil engineering or other works;

(x)the provision of construction and maintenance compounds, working areas, laydown and parking areas in connection with the construction of the authorised development;

(xi)the provision of welfare units; and

(xii)the provision of underground ducting and placing electricity cables below ground to connect to Work No.2.

(b)Work No. 2 - The installation and keeping below ground of a 132kV electric line and fibre optic cable of approximately 3.56 kilometres in length. The 132kV below ground line connects to Work No.1 at terminal pole number 84 at Grid reference: SN43571 19638, passing under the River Towy in a northerly direction, passing across the Towy valley through the cable joint bays at Grid references: SN43410 20334, SN43384 20826, SN43360 21308, SN43263 21739, SN43295 22116 and SN43308 22632, to the east of Carmarthen, passing underneath the A40, connecting into the public highway A485 at Grid reference: SN43213 22019, terminating east of Abergwili and connecting to Work No.3 at the overhead terminal pole number 87 at Grid reference: SN43036 22719. The works are to include:

(i)works for the creation, alteration or widening of points of access to highways;

(ii)stopping up or diversion of highways;

(iii)the provision of means of access to pole and underground cable positions;

(iv)the provision of retaining structures, and culverts;

(v)carrying out surveys or taking soil samples;

(vi)works for the benefit or protection of land affected by the authorised development;

(vii)cutting down, uprooting, topping or lopping of trees or shrubs or cutting back their roots;

(viii)the removal, disposal or re-siting of apparatus;

(ix)carrying out civil engineering or other works;

(x)the provision of construction and maintenance compounds, working areas, laydown and parking areas in connection with the construction of the authorised development;

(xi)the provision of welfare units;

(xii)the provision of underground ducting and placing electricity cables below ground including directional drilling, to connect to Work No.3: and

(xiii)the provision of a temporary bridge.

(c)Work No 3 – The installation and keeping of 132kV electric lines above ground of approximately 14.1 kilometres in length, comprising a three phase 132kV line (three wires/conductors and fibre optic cable) mounted on twin and single wooden poles with supporting stay wires, and terminal ends. The 132kV line commences at terminal pole number 87 at Grid reference: SN43036 22719, following a northerly line adjacent to the A485, turning east to the south of Alltwalis and terminating at terminal pole 203 at Grid reference: SN48811 31114, at the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm substation. The works are to include:

(i)works for the creation, alteration or widening of points of access to highways;

(ii)stopping up or diversion of highways;

(iii)the provision of means of access to pole and underground cable positions;

(iv)the provision of retaining structures, and culverts;

(v)carrying out surveys or taking soil samples;

(vi)works for the benefit or protection of land affected by the authorised development;

(vii)cutting down, uprooting, topping or lopping of trees or shrubs or cutting back their roots;

(viii)the removal, disposal or re-siting of apparatus;

(ix)carrying out civil engineering or other works;

(x)the provision of construction and maintenance compounds, working areas, laydown and parking areas in connection with the construction of the authorised development;

(xi)the provision of welfare units; and

(xii)the provision of underground ducting and placing electricity cables below ground to connect to Work No.2.

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