Planning and Development

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, Anglesey, North Wales, UK

25 January 2019 – Extension of consultation deadline for Transboundary Environmental consultation on proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant following Horizon Nuclear announcement last week

The consultation deadline for the transboundary environmental consultation on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in the UK, from close of business today, 25 January to close of business on Friday 15 February 2019. 

Following the announcement last week that Horizon Nuclear Power was suspending its UK nuclear development programme, including plans for the proposed Wylfa Neywdd plant in Anglesey, North Wales, the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government sought clarification from the UK Planning Inspectorate on the implications of the announcement for the transboundary environmental consultation with Ireland.

Notwithstanding the announcement by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that the development consent application (planning application) for the Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn by the applicant, and it will be continuing with its assessment of the application for the Wylfa Newydd plant as normal. Accordingly, the transboundary consultation between Ireland and the UK will continue with an extended deadline to afford additional time to those who wish to make a submission to do so at this important stage in the process.

Anyone intending to make a submission is asked to make them to this planning authority, on or before the new closing date - close of business on Friday 15 February 2019.

Each planning authority in Ireland has recently received information in the form of a letter of notification dated 6 July 2018 from the United Kingdom’s Planning Inspectorate to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government relating to an application for development consent (planning permission) for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, which is to be constructed in north Wales.  

The proposed development comprises a proposed new nuclear electricity generating station on the north coast of Anglesey, in north Wales with a projected electrical output of approximately 3.1 gigawatts. The development also includes permanent and temporary works in the marine environment; off-site power station facilities including a control centre, laboratory and emergency equipment garage; and associated development comprising a worker accommodation campus, temporary park and ride facility, construction logistics centre and highway improvements.

A printed copy of the application & supporting documentation, may be inspected or purchased at the offices of each Planning Authority in Ireland for the duration of the public consultation period. A submission or observation relating to the proposed development may be made to the Planning Authority for the area in which the person lives by 4pm on Friday 15th February 2019. Further information on this project, & Planning Authority contact details; may be assessed here:  Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation

Notice of this proposed development has been published in the Irish Times, Irish Examiner & Irish Independent on 22nd November 2018. A copy of this notification may be viewed here: DHPLG Public Notice Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant Transboundary Public Consultation Published 22 November 2018 (PDF).

Planning Department

Cork County Council 

22nd November 2018


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