Planning & Consultation

Overview

Greenlink has required planning permission in Ireland and Wales for both the marine and onshore works.

The consents required include:

WALES

IRELAND

Converter station

Major Development 
– Pembrokeshire County Council

Strategic Infrastructure Development 
– An Bord Pleanála

Authorisation to construct 
– Commission for the Regulation of Utilities
 

Onshore cable route

Major Development
 - Pembrokeshire County   Council 
 - Pembrokeshire Coast 
   National Park Authority

Strategic Infrastructure Development 
 – An Bord Pleanála
 

Consent to lay electricity lines across lands 
- Commission for the Regulation of Utilities

 

Consent to lay electricity lines under the public road 
- Commission for the Regulation of Utilities

Marine cable

Marine Licence 
– Natural Resources Wales


Marine Works Licence 
– Milford Haven Port Authority

Foreshore Licence 
- Department of Housing, Planning and 
  Local Government (Foreshore Unit)

The planning applications for the onshore components in Wales were unanimously approved in July 2020. The approval by An Bord Pleanála of the onshore planning application in Ireland was announced in September 2021.

 

All core marine consents in Ireland and Wales have now also been approved.  

The Comprehensive Decision covering all the consents required for the project in Ireland was issued in April 2022 by An Bord Pleanála as the designated Competent Authority for EU Projects of Common Interest (PCI).

 

Full details of all planning applications and supporting documents, including environmental assessments, can be found on our Planning page here

The Comprehensive Decision letter can be downloaded here.