The application documents contain extensive, detailed and technical information. They also include documents which are more accessible to all readers, describing the Project’s development, aims, impacts and benefits in a less technical and more illustrated way. For anybody who is unfamiliar with the volume of information presented, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay (TLSB) recommends starting with the following documents before addressing detail elsewhere:

  1. The “Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement” (Volume 6, document 6.1) – the “NTS” is a 40-page, illustrated summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and results (reported in full in the accompanying Environmental Statement, ES). The NTS starts with an introduction to the Project and its operation, the consenting process, and a description of access and design matters. The document then summarises the potential effects of the Project on the local and wider environment, as well as measures to reduce effects and provide benefits. The NTS is provided in  English  and  Welsh  and is a great starting point for all readers.
  2. The “Design and Access Statement” ( Volume 8, document 8.1 ) – the “DAS” records and illustrates the design principles, rationale, process and final Project design. It shows how the Project design has responded to consultation, as well as to operational requirements, viability analysis, technical engineering, and the EIA process. The DAS starts with a 7-page summary (provided in English and Welsh) and includes multiple images, plans and maps to show readers how the Project will look and work ‘on-the-ground’ for its future staff and visitors alike.
  3. The “Consultation Report” ( Volume 5, document 5.1 ) – this explains how TLSB has consulted statutory and non-statutory consultees, land owners, stakeholders and the public (in line with legal requirements and best practice). It shows how TLSB has “had regard” (or responded) to the consultation.
  4. The “Planning Statement” ( Volume 8, document 8.2 ) – this sets out the relevant planning considerations relating to the Project. It describes the context of the scheme including its surroundings, the planning history of the site and other local features. The Project is then assessed against relevant national and local policy (including the UK’s urgent need for new, renewable energy generating capacity) to demonstrate to the decision maker (the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change) how the Project accords with policy at all levels.
  5. Finally, for readers who want to see what the Project would look like once completed, please refer again to the DAS (described above, Volume 8, document 8.1 ), and the visually-verified (accurate and to-scale), computer-generated, photo montages provided from viewpoints all around Swansea Bay in Figures 13.20 to 13.77 of the ES (Volume 6, document 6.3), and in our  interactive map here .

This layman’s guide is repeated, with a graphic showing the entire document structure, in  Volume 1, document 1.4 . All of the Application documents, plans and maps are provided below and on the  Planning Inspectorate’s website , where all representations about the Lagoon will also be published.

 

Volume 1: Application Form Functions

1.1   Covering letter

1.2   Application form

1.3   Copies of newspaper notices

1.4   Guide to the application

1.5   Application checklist

 

Volume 2: Plans

Land Plans

2.1.1-2.1.20 Combined Land and Crown plans

Works Plans

2.2.1 Works key plan

2.2.2-2.2.10 Works plan

2.2.11 Works section 1

2.2.12 Works section 2

2.2.13 Works section 3

2.2.14 Works section 4

2.2.15 Works section 5

2.2.16 Works section 6

2.2.17 PROW key plan

2.2.18 PROW plan part 1

2.2.19 PROW plan part 2

2.2.20 PROW plan part 3

2.2.21 PROW plan part 4

2.2.22 PROW plan part 5

2.2.23 PROW plan part 6

2.2.24 PROW plan part 7

2.2.25 PROW plan part 8

2.2.26 PROW plan part 9

2.2.27 PROW plan part 10

2.2.28 PROW plan part 11

Special Plans

2.3.1 Natural features

2.3.2 Natural features ph

2.3.3 Natural features WFD

Planning Drawings

2.4.1 Masterplan key plan

2.4.10 Western landfall sections

2.4.11 Western landfall sections

2.4.12 Eastern landfall plan

2.4.13 Eastern landfall sections

2.4.14 Offshore building public realm plan

2.4.15 Offshore building public realm section

2.4.16 Saltmarsh plan

2.4.17 Saltmarsh sections

2.4.18 Typical Queen’s Dock access road

2.4.19 Typical lagoon wall treatment

2.4.20 Spectator terrace

2.4.21 Halfway point

2.4.22 Typical fencing gate details

2.4.23 Water shuttle

2.4.24 Turbine house GA

2.4.25 Turbine house section

2.4.26 Sluice house section

2.4.27 Turbine house elevation

2.4.28 Cable route 1

2.4.29 Cable route 2

2.4.30 Cable route 3

2.4.31 Cable route 4

2.4.32 Cable route 5

2.4.33 Cable route 6

2.4.34 Cable route 7

2.4.35 Cable route 8

2.4.36 Cable route details

2.4.37 FW junction 3

2.4.38 TLP access road

2.4.39 ABP junction

2.4.40 Dredging works

2.4.41 Demolition key plan

2.4.42-2.4.44 Demolition plan

2.4.45 GA elevations

2.4.46 GA sections

2.4.47 GA plans

2.4.48 Proposed plan – Basement 2

2.4.49 Proposed plan – Basement 1

2.4.50 Proposed plan – Ground floor

2.4.51 Proposed plan – First floor

2.4.52 Proposed plan – Second floor

2.4.53 Proposed plan roof

2.4.54 Proposed section – AA

2.4.55 Proposed section – BB

2.4.56 Proposed section – CC

2.4.57 Proposed elevations

2.4.58 Proposed drawings – Burrows information centre

2.4.8 Western landfall

2.4.9 Western landfall vegetation

 

Volume 3: Draft Development Consent Order

3.1 Draft development consent order

3.2 Explanatory memorandum

 

Volume 4: Compulsory Purchase Information

4.1 Statement of reasons

4.2 Funding statement

4.3 Book of reference

 

Volume 5: Reports

Consultation Report

5.1 CR1 Introduction

5.1 CR2 Project design evolution

5.1 CR3 Non-stat project def and EIA

5.1 CR4 Non-stat EIA scoping

5.1 CR5 Non-stat issues and options

5.1 CR6 SoCC defn and publ

5.1 CR7 Stat cons with stat consultees

5.1 CR8 Stat cons with NSBs

5.1 CR9 Stat cons with local community

5.1 CR10 Stat cons with PILs

5.1 CR11 Non-stat ongoing engagement

5.1 CR12 Conclusions

Consultation Report Appendices

CR1 Appendix – Project timeline

CR2.1 Appendix – Lagoon designs A-N

CR2.2 Appendix – Cable route iterations

CR2.3 Appendix – Access strategy

CR2.4 Appendix – Building locations

CR2.5 Appendix – Public realm

CR2.6 Appendix – Public realm: Masterplan designs

CR3.1 Appendix – List of stat cons S42a & S42b

CR3.2 Appendix – List of stat cons S42d

CR3.3 Appendix – Non prescribed bodies S47

CR3.4 Appendix – List of all community consultees

CR3.5 Appendix – Early project definition

CR3.6 Appendix – List of consultees at phase 1A

CR3.7 Appendix – Lagoon proposal summary brochure

CR4.1 Appendix – Responses received by PINS to inform scoping opinion

CR4.2 Appendix – Welsh Government (MCU) scoping reponse

CR5.1 Appendix – Early issues and options

CR5.2 Appendix – Late issues and options

CR5.3 Appendix – Sample letter to key stakeholders

CR5.4 Appendix – Local community consultation exhibition materials

CR5.5 Appendix – Project introduction flyer

CR5.6 Appendix – Project film: selected stills and script

CR5.7 Appendix – Local community consultation events (April 2003) – feedback form

CR5.8 Appendix – Local community consultation events (April 2003) – feedback for reports

CR5.9 Appendix – Local community consultation events (April 2003) – publicity materials

CR5.10 Appendix – List of consultees at phase 1C

CR5.11 Appendix – Local community consultation events (s47) – web based publicity materials

CR5.12 Appendix – TLSB leisure facilities feasibility study

CR6.1 Appendix – Notice letter sent to Local Planning Authorities – consultation on SoCC

CR6.2 Appendix – Draft consultation strategy and SoCC

CR6.3 Appendix – Local Planning Authority and Planning Inspectorate comments on the draft SoCC – response tacker

CR6.4 Appendix – Final Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC)

CR6.5 Appendix – Local Authority sign-off of SoCC

CR6.6 Appendix – Consultation strategy

CR6.7 Appendix – Schedule copies of SoCC newspaper publications

CR6.8 Appendix – Map of zones for local community consultation (s47)

CR6.9 Appendix – ZTV study for lagoon design D – 06.06.12

CR6.10 Appendix – ZTV study for lagoon design J3 (13m envelope for Offshore Building) – 19.06.13

CR6.11 Appendix – ZTV study for lagoon design J3 (35m envelope for Offshore Building) – 24.09.13

CR6.12 Appendix – Final s48 notice – multiple versions

CR6.13 Appendix – Advertising schedule and copies of published s47 and s48 notices

CR7.1 Appendix – s46 Notice

CR7.2 Appendix – Section 42, 48 covering letter to Secretary of State (DECC)

CR7.3 Appendix – Example notice issued to Local Planning Authorities (s43) and recipients

CR7.4 Appendix – Example notice issued to Statutory Consultees (s42a) and recipients

CR7.5 Appendix – Preferred option and the PEIR – presentation to statutory consultees and key stakeholders

CR7.6 Appendix – PEIR Non-Technical Summary (NTS)

CR7.7 Appendix – PEIR and NTS – list of deposit locations and events

CR7.8 Appendix – Local community consultation events (s47) – updates to website and Open Debate relating to formal consultation

CR7.9 Appendix – Preferred option and the PEIR – written responses from statutory consultees under s42a, s42b, s47

CR9.1 Appendix – Exhibition boards – local community consultation events (s47)

CR9.2 Appendix – Local community consultation events (s47) – questionnaire

CR9.3 Appendix – Local community consultation events (s47) – questionnaire report: qualitative responses to postal and online questionnaire submissions from s47 consultees

CR9.4 Appendix – Local community consultation events (s47) – publicity materials

CR9.5 Appendix – Preferred option and the PEIR – general responses (social media, online, meetings and other forms of engagement) from members of the public and other individuals, s47

CR10.1-10.3 Appendix – Redline Plan – Phase 1, Phase 2 & Phase 3

CR10.4 Appendix – Schedule of notices served to people with an interest in the land – PIL (s42d)

CR10.5 Appendix – Notices and Redline plans served to people with an interest in the land – PIL (s42d)

CR10.6 Appendix – Preferred option and the PEIR – written responses to s48 notices from people with an interest in the land (s42d)

CR10.7 Appendix – Inland fishing engagement table

CR11.1 Appendix – Invitation and Schedule – EIA Event

CR11.2 Appendix – EIA Event attendees

CR11.3 Appendix – Written responses on the draft Environmental Statement (ES): statutory consultees (s42(1)(a) and (b) and non-statutory bodies (s47)

CR11.4 Appendix – Schedule of meetings with non-statutory consultees – ongoing engagement

CR11.5 Appendix – Schedule of meetings with statutory consultees – including key non-statutory bodies and people with an interest in the land

CR11.6 Appendix – TLSB’s cultural, sport and education programs (Presentation and Workshop at The Dylan Thomas Centre)

CR11.7 Appendix – Bauman Institute Report

CR11.8 Appendix – TLSB and NRW correspondence

Other reports

5.2 Flood Consequence Assessment

5.3 Historic Environment Report

5.4 Natural Features Report

5.5a Habitats Regulations Assessment

5.5b Appendices

5.5c Figure

5.6 List of Other Consents and Licences Required

5.7 Statement in respect of Statutory Nuisance

 

Volume 6: Environmental Statement

Non-Technical Summary (English)

Non-Technical Summary (Welsh)

Chapters

1.0 Introduction

2.0 EIA Process and Assessment of Significance

3.0 Site Selection and Option Appraisal

4.0 Project Description

5.0 Planning and Policy Context

6.0 Coastal Processes, Sediment Transport and Contamination

7.0 Marine Water Quality Assessment

8.0 Intertidal and Subtidal Benthic Ecology

9.0 Fish, including Recreational and Commercial Fisheries

10.0 Marine Mammals and Turtles

11.0 Coastal Birds

12.0 Terrestrial Ecology

13.0 Seascape & Landscape Visual Impact Assessment

14.0 Navigation and Marine Transport Assessment

15.0 Onshore Transport Assessment

16.0 Air quality

17.0 Hydrology and Flood Risk

18.0 Land Quality and Hydrogeology

19.0 Noise and Vibration

20.0 Cultural Heritage: Marine Archaeology

21.0 Cultural Heritage: Terrestrial Archaeology and Historic Landscape

22.0 Economy, Tourism and Recreation

23.0 Mitigation and Monitoring

24.0 Interrelationships

Glossary

Abbreviations

Figures

Fig 1.1 Location of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Fig 1.2 Application Site

Fig 4.7b Metal Sampling

Fig 5.1 Local Authority Boundary

Fig 6.1 Numerical Model Extents

Fig 6.2 Local Detail of Numerical Model

Fig 6.3 Regional Map of Swansea Bay

Fig 6.4 Modelled Current Speed and Direction

Fig 6.5 Current Roses from Metocean Sites for Spring and Neap Tides

Fig 6.6 Wind and Wave Roses

Fig 6.7 Wave Roses for Metocean Sites and Scarweather Buoy

Fig 6.8 Titan Seabed Sediment Distribution

Fig 6.9 PSA Results from Benthic Survey

Fig 6.10 Measured Variation in Key Coastal Process Parameters at Metocean Site 1

Fig 6.11 Measured Variation in Key Coastal Process Parameters at Metocean Site 2

Fig 6.12 MODIS Satellite Surface SSC – Summer

Fig 6.13 MODIS Satellite Surface SSC – Winter

Fig 6.14 Historical Beach Profiles for Location around Swansea Bay

Fig 6.15 Postulated Sand Transport Directions in Swansea Bay

Fig 6.16 Locations of samples analysed for sediment contamination

Fig 6.17 Maximum Predicted SSC Increases – West Bund Construction

Fig 6.18 SSC Timeseries Plots for West Bund Construction

Fig 6.19 Maximum Predicted Sedimentation – West Bund Construction

Fig 6.20 Sedimentation Timeseries for West Bund Construction

Fig 6.21 Predicted Sedimentation at End of Spring-Neap Cycle – West Bund Construction

Fig 6.22 Maximum Predicted SSC Increases – East Bund Construction

Fig 6.23 SSC Timeseries Plots for East Bund Construction

Fig 6.24 Maximum Predicated Sedimentation – East Bund Construction

Fig 6.25 Sedimentation Timeseries Plots for East Bund Construction

Fig 6.26 Predicted Sedimentation at End of Spring-Neap Cycle – East Bund Construction

Fig 6.27 Maximum Predicted SSC Increase – Sediment Disposal

Fig 6.28 SSC Timeseries Plots for Sediment Disposal

Fig 6.29 Maximum Predicted Sedimentation – Sediment Disposal

Fig 6.30 Sedimentation Timeseries Plots for Sediment Disposal

Fig 6.31 Predicted Sedimentation at End of Spring-Neap Cycle – Sediment Disposal

Fig 6.32 Mean Spring Baseline Flow Speeds

Fig 6.33 Predicted Difference in Mean Spring Tidal Flow – Absolute Change

Fig 6.34 Predicted Difference in Mean Spring Tidal Flow – Relative Change

Fig 6.35 Timeseries Plots of Flow Speed Changes – Site L1

Fig 6.36 Timeseries Plots of Flow Speed Changes – Site L4

Fig 6.37 Timeseries Plots of Flow Speed Changes – Site L7

Fig 6.38 Timeseries Plots of Flow Speed Changes – Site O5

Fig 6.39 Timeseries Plots of Flow Speed Changes – Site O3

Fig 6.40 Baseline Tidal Residual

Fig 6.41 Scheme Tidal Residual

Fig 6.42 Predicted Changes to MHWS

Fig 6.43 Predicted Changes to MLWS

Fig 6.44 Predicted Changes to Wave Parameters – 10 in 1 Year Southwesterly Wave

Fig 6.45 Predicted Changes to Wave Parameters – 1 in 1 Year Southwesterly Wave

Fig 6.46 Predicted Changes to Wave Parameters – 1 in 10 Year Southwesterly Wave

Fig 6.47 Predicted Changes to Wave Parameters – 1 in 20 Year Southwesterly Wave

Fig 6.48 Predicted Changes to Wave Parameters – 10 in 1 Year Southwesterly Wave

Fig 6.49 Predicted Changes to Wave Parameters – 1 in 10 Year Southwesterly Wave

Fig 6.50 Predicted Changes to Mud Deposition During a 10 in 1 Year Storm Event

Fig 6.51 Predicted Changes to Mud Deposition During Calm Periods (Spring Tide Only)

Fig 6.52 Predicted Changes to Mud Deposition During a 1 in 20 Year Storm Event

Fig 8.1 Study Area

Fig 8.2 2013 Survey Areas

Fig 8.3 Designated Sites

Fig 8.4 Biotope Map West

Fig 8.5 Biotope Map East

Fig 8.6 Overview of Biotopes

Fig 8.7 Biotope Map A

Fig 8.8 Biotope Map B

Fig 8.9 Biotope Map C

Fig 8.10 Biotope Map West of River Tawe A

Fig 8.11 Biotope Map West of River Tawe B

Fig 8.12 Biotope Map North of Mumbles Head A

Fig 8.13 Biotope Map North of Mumbles Head B

Fig 8.14 Predicted Subtidal Habitats

Fig 8.15 Seabed Classification

Fig 8.16 Seabed Sediment Distribution Titan Survey

Fig 8.17 Titan Survey Sample Points

Fig 8.18 Faunal Assemblage Groups

Fig 10.1 Study Areas for Marine Mammal Baseline

Fig 10.2 Location of Boat Based Surveys and Fixed Monitoring Sites

Fig 10.3a Inter-Agency Marine Mammal Working Group Management Units

Fig 10.3b Inter-Agency Marine Mammal Working Group Management Units

Fig 10.4 Long-term Mean Sighting Rates of Harbour Porpoise

Fig 10.5 Marine Mammal Sightings Recorded in the Atlantic Array Baseline Monitoring

Fig 10.6 Harbour Porpoise Sightings GMMP

Fig 10.7 Long-term Mean Sighting Rates of Common Dolphin

Fig 10.8 Long-term Mean Sighting Rates of Bottlenose Dolphin

Fig 10.9 Long-term Mean Sighting Rates of Risso’s Dolphin

Fig 10.10 Long-term Mean Sighting Rates of Minke Whale

Fig 10.11 Long-term Mean Vessel Sighting Rates of Seals

Fig 10.12 At-Sea Usage Map for Grey Seal

Fig 10.13 GPS track of Seal Pups

Fig 11.1 Western Bird Survey Area

Fig 11.2 Eastern Bird Survey Area

Fig 11.3 Bird Survey – 21 October 2011

Fig 11.4 Bird Survey – 15 November 2011

Fig 11.5 Bird Survey – 15 December 2011

Fig 11.6 Bird Survey – 06 January 2012

Fig 11.7 Bird Survey – 20 February 2012

Fig 11.8 Bird Survey – 09 March 2012

Fig 11.9 Bird Survey – 21 September 2012

Fig 11.10 Bird Survey – 25 October 2012

Fig 11.11 Bird Survey – 26 November 2012

Fig 11.12 Bird Survey – 18 December 2012

Fig 11.13 Bird Survey – 22 January 2013

Fig 11.14 Bird Survey – 15 February 2013

Fig 11.15 Bird Survey – 28 March 2013

Fig 11.16 Bird Survey – 26 April 2013

Fig 11.17 Bird Survey – 24 May 2013

Fig 11.18 Bird Survey – 10 June 2013

Fig 11.19 Bird Survey – 11 July 2013

Fig 11.20 Bird Survey – 23 August 2013

Fig 11.21 High Tide Roost Locations

Fig 13.1 Landscape Character

Fig 13.2-3 Regional Seascape Unit Plans

Fig 13.4 Local Seascape Unit Plan

Fig 13.5 Zone of Theoretical Visibility

Fig 13.6 Cumulative Development Locations

Fig 13.7 Viewpoint Locations

Fig 13.8 Landscape Designations

Fig 13.9-19 LANDMAP

Fig 13.20-13.77  Viewpoint Photomontages – to view these please follow the link to our  Interactive map

Fig 16.1 Air Quality Study Area

Fig 18.5 Made Ground

Fig 18.6 Superficial Geology

Fig 18.7 Bedrock

Fig 18.10 BGS Groundwater Flooding Susceptibility

Fig 20.1-20.3 Marine Archaeological Appendices I

Fig 20.4-20.11 Marine Archaeological Appendices II

Fig 21.1 Terrestrial Archaeological assets within a detailed study area

Fig 21.2 Terrestrial Archaeological assets within a detailed study area

 

Appendices

App 2.1 List of Statutory Consultees

App 2.2 Transboundary correspondence

App 4.1 CEMP

App 4.2 OEMP

App 5.1 Sustainability – Carbon Balance

App 6.1 Model Setup, Calibration and Validation

App 6.2 Model Bathymetry Review

App 6.3 Summary of Results from Contamination and PSA Analyses

App 6.4 Summary of Model Run Scenarios for Coastal Processes EIA

App 7.1 Hydrodynamic Model Update and Validation Report

App 7.2 Supporting Technical Information Report

App 8.1 Benthic Survey Proposal

App 8.2 Intertidal Biotope Survey Notes

App 8.3 Artificial Structures in Coastal Habitats

App 9.1 Fish, Including Recreational and Commercial Fisheries Baseline

App 9.2 Fish Fauna Characterisation Surveys

App 9.3 Fish Turbine Encounter Modelling

App 9.4 Fish Turbine Passage Modelling

App 9.5 Accuracy and Limitations

App 10.1 Grey Seal Sightings

App 11.1 Summary of WeBS High Tide Core Count Data Graphs

App 11.2 Gower Ornithological Society Data

App 11.3 Field Survey Data

App 12.1 – 12.8 and 12.10 Terrestrial Ecology Technical Appendices

App 12.9 CFD Simulation Results

App 13.1 Visually Verified Montages by iCreate Methodology Report

App 14.1 Navigation Risk Assessment

App 14.2 Hazard Log

App 14.3 MCA Checklist

App 15.1 Baseline Traffic Data

App 15.2 Traffic Count Data

App 15.3 TRICS Data

App 15.4 Traffic Flow Diagrams

App 15.5 Fabian Way/Quay Parade Kings Road LinSig Results

App 15.6 Fabian Way/Port Tennant Junction LinSig Results

App 15.7 Fabian Way/Park Ride Access LinSig Results

App 15.8 Langdon Road Roundabout Arcady Results

App 15.9 Fabian Way/Elba Crescent LinSig Results

App 15.10 Fabian Way/Ffordd Amazon Transyt Output

App 15.11 A483/A48 LinSig Results

App 15.12 Draft Construction Phase Travel Plan

App 15.13 Draft Operational Phase Travel Plan

App 15.14 Major Event Travel Plan Framework

App 16.1 Traffic Flows

App 18.1 Groundwater-Intertidal Zone Discharge Conceptual Model

App 19.1 World Health Organisation Guidelines

App 19.2 Noise Data

App 20.1 Gazetteer of Known Maritime Sites

App 20.2 Sea Level Change

App 21.1 Cultural Heritage Terrestrial Archaeology Baseline

App 22.1 Turning Tide – the Economic Significance of the TLSB

App 23.1 Adaptive Environmental Monitoring Plan

 

Volume 7: Additional Information (APFP: Regulation 6)

7.1 Cable and Grid Connection Statement

7.2 Safety Zone Statement

7.3 Statement of Recreational Amenity

 

Volume 8: Other Documents

8.1 Design and Access Statement

8.2 Planning Statement

8.3 Water Framework Directive Compliance Assessment

8.4 Table of mitigation and where secured

8.5 Marine licence application forms

8.6 Development Consent Obligation Heads of Terms

8.7 Scoping Opinion

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