Horizon Launches Second Major Consultation on Wylfa Newydd

People across North Wales are being asked to give their views on the latest proposals for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project.

9th September 2016

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The second stage of consultation on the proposed plant on the north coast of Anglesey started last week and finishes on 25th October. This is the last major scheduled consultation before Horizon Nuclear Power submits its application for a Development Consent Order in 2017. It gives people the chance to have their say on updated plans for the Wylfa Newydd project and its supporting infrastructure before the proposals are finalised. 

Local people will be able to visit 15 public exhibitions at various locations across Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy to see the plans and provide their feedback. They will also have the opportunity to attend ten-week day ‘drop-in’ sessions at the consultation cabin, located at the Douglas Inn car park in Tregele, where they can discuss the proposals with members of the Horizon team. For those who can’t attend any of the events all the consultation documents are available on Horizon’s dedicated consultation website, www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation along with opportunities to comment.

Horizon is looking for feedback about the project as a whole, but also on a number of specific subjects, including temporary accommodation for construction workers, strategies for creating jobs and developing skills, plans for a park and ride facility and the approach to safeguarding and championing the Welsh Language. 

Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon’s Chief Executive, said: “Building a new nuclear power station requires a huge number of technical approvals and consents, but it also requires a social licence to operate. I believe Wylfa Newydd has the potential to change lives for the better across Anglesey and bring major investment and opportunities for communities and individuals in North Wales and beyond – which is why we want to hear what people think of our revised proposals. By taking part in our second stage of consultation, you can view our latest plans and help to shape the future of Wylfa Newydd. This is an exciting step for the project, and the team and I look forward to meeting you at our exhibition events.” 

A wide range of information about Horizon’s proposals will be on display at a series of public exhibitions. For more information about Horizon’s plans to build Wylfa Newydd and its upcoming consultation, visit:www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.