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The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.


 

Strumble Tidal Flow

The Strumble Tidal Flow Project aims to realise the first community owned/led tidal flow project in Wales. Research has identified areas of the seabed off Strumble Head offering a substantial energy resource where a single device or a small array of tidal turbines could potentially be installed. To drive the project forward to the next stage funding is required to pay for input from specialist consultants, with a high level of expertise in both marine energy and community development. Specialist expertise is require to: further partnership development, undertake community consultation, engage with marine device developers to match the resource to a suitable generating device or array of devices, produce a business plan to ascertain economic viability, secure funding for subsequent phases of the project and carry out research associated with seabed licensing, planning permission requirements and assessing environmental impacts or sensitivities in preparation for an Environmental Impact Assessment that will be required at a later stage. Due to its location and coastline marine energy sources are recognised as very important to Pembrokeshire. Development of a community tidal flow device would be an exemplar of best practice and provide a working demonstration of how tidal technology can deliver not only environmental benefit but wider community benefit too.

Project Total Cost: £31,374.00

Grant Awarded: £14,775.00

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