South West Wales

South Hook power station environmental impact under scrutiny

An architect's impression of the planned power station
Image caption The terminal would produce enough power for 900,000 homes

The environmental impact of a 500MW proposed gas-fired power station in Pembrokeshire will be scrutinised.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will look at how the South Hook power plant proposal near Milford Haven will affect the area, wildlife and people.

A consultation of residents' and expert views will run until 10 January 2014.

The plant at the LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal near Milford Haven could produce enough electricity to power 900,000 homes.

The plant will need the permit from NRW and a development consent order from the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) before it can be built.

Earlier this year, the Planning Inspectorate accepted the proposal by QPI Global Ventures.

If the scheme is given the go-ahead it will take two years to build and will start producing energy in late 2016.

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