Do I have a say in this?
Yes, we will undertake a pre-application consultation period of at least 28 days before submitting the final application. When a company applies for planning permission to build a plant, the local authority must allow representations to be made by the public and other interested parties.
Local Authorities must publicise the request locally in some form. This is normally done by a public notice on the proposed site and an advert in the local paper with information generally available at their local town hall, as well as publication on their websites. When we apply for the Environmental Permit, the Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the regulator, will also consult with the public. NRW will advertise permit requests in the area local to the application as well as publishing live consultations on line at http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/apply-buy-report/regulate-you/permit-publications/?lang=en#.UfejjdLIFTg
All consultation responses are taken into account in reaching a decision.