Planning & Consultation

Overview

Greenlink requires 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 applications for the marine components were submitted during 2019 and are available to view here (Wales) and here (Ireland). The Marine Licence for offshore works in UK waters was awarded by Natural Resources Wales in March 2021. A second public consultation concluded on 6th May to outline changes to the Foreshore Licence Application in Ireland – the document supporting this consultation is available to view here.

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.