Notice is hereby given that Conwy County Borough Council, Environment, Roads & Facilities, Mochdre Offices, Conway Road, Mochdre, Conwy, LL28 5AB has applied to Natural Resources Wales (“NRW”) for a marine licence to carry out a regulated activity under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The project requires EIA consent and is subject to the requirement for an environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (“the EIA Regulations”). An environmental statement has been prepared by the applicant.
The application is for a coastal defence scheme in Kinmel Bay, which includes upgrades to existing rock armour, raising the height of the sea wall and a new flood gate. Public realm and ecological enhancements also form part of the scheme. The area of permanent works covers approximately 35,111m² but only a limited portion of the scheme is below mean high-water springs.
Copies of the environmental statement and other documents required by the EIA Regulations are available for public inspection free of charge at Kinmel Bay Library Community Centre, Kendal Rd, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl LL18 5BT (opening hours Tuesday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 2am-6pm, Thursday 10am-1pm, Friday 2pm-5pm) for a period of 35 days from the date of this notice.
Copies of the environmental statement and the above documents can also be obtained online from https://publicregister.naturalresources.wales/ using reference CML2272 or by emailing NRW at firstname.lastname@example.org
If printed copies of the above documents are requested, a charge not exceeding reasonable copying costs may be payable.
Any person wishing to make representations regarding the application and the environmental statement should do so by writing to NRW to the Permitting Service, Natural Resources Wales, Cambria House, 29 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0TP or by email to email@example.com within 35 days of this notice. Representations should be dated and clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of the person making the representation.
Please quote reference number CML2272 in all correspondence.
Representations received from members of the public will be dealt with in accordance with Schedule 5 of the EIA Regulations.
Copies of written representations received by NRW will be sent to the applicant and may also be made publicly available.
NRW is an appropriate authority under the EIA Regulations and has been delegated functions as the appropriate licensing authority by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. In determining the application, NRW may grant EIA consent for the project; grant EIA consent for the project with conditions attached; or, refuse EIA consent for the project.