North East Wales

St Asaph sub-station and wind farm power line consultation starts

A map of the wind farm sites in Denbighshire
Image caption Plans are to transfer the power from wind farms to a sub-station in St Asaph

Talks over connecting wind farms to the electricity grid in Denbighshire have reached the final phase.

Energy firm ScottishPower Manweb wants to use over 10 miles (17km) of overhead lines to link turbines to a sub station in St Asaph.

It has started a final round of public consultation for its planned network from wind farms at Clocaenog, Brenig, Nant Bach and Derwedd Bach.

Details have been sent to residents and events are also being held until May.

Plans for the wind farms go back to 2008 with SP Manweb looking after the North Wales Wind Farms Connection Project.

It is considering constructing 17km of overhead lines carried on wood poles which are 15m (49ft) tall between the south and north of the county

The consultation includes a number of events with information points available at several buildings across the area including Denbigh and St Asaph's respective One Stop Shops; Denbighshire council offices in Denbigh; Conwy council office at Colwyn Bay; and SP Energy Networks in Rhostyllen, Wrexham.

The consultation period ends on 18 May after which time bosses will submit proposals to the Planning Inspectorate.

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