The location and proposal are informed by a wide variety of detailed technical investigations. The application has been submitted with a suite of documents including the following:
- Heritage Assessment
- Aviation and Communication Statement
- Ecological Statement
- Bat Report
- Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
- Preliminary Risk Assessment
- Noise Assessment
- Planning, Design and Access Statement
- Shadow Flicker Assessment
- Transport and Access Statement
These documents have been submitted with the planning application to Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, where internal and external consultees will be invited to comment on and review the information. We set out below a summary of the findings for key issues:
A full noise assessment has been carried out and approved by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. No dwellings will be subject to noise levels above nationally stated environmental health standards set out in ETSU-R-97.
A shadow flicker assessment has been carried out and was approved as part of the planning application. This shows that no dwellings in the proximity of the development will suffer from the effects of shadow flicker.
A full Ecological Study was undertaken as part of the planning application. It concluded that the effects on local ecology were minimal and acceptable. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council agreed.
Aviation and Ministry of Defence:
No objections were received from either civil or MoD aviation in relation to the safety of aircraft.
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage:
An Archaeology and Cultural Heritage study was submitted as part of the planning application and approved. This concluded that there would be no unacceptable impact from the development.