Nicola Pearce, head of Planning and Public Protection at Neath Port Talbot Council, said: “An application for a scoping opinion seeks the opinion of the planning authority as to the extent of issues to be considered within the developer’s Environmental Statement.”

“The Environmental Statement would in due course accompany a planning application. The scoping opinion does not consider the merits of any proposal. As a result, these types of applications are normally dealt with under delegated powers and this is also likely to be the case with this submission.”

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