Anglesey Council to launch Wylfa Newydd consultation


Geraint Jones


RESIDENTS will have the chance to voice their views on Wylfa Newydd.

Anglesey Council will launch a consultation this month on the New Nuclear Build Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) draft document.

Arthur Owen, Anglesey’s director of sustainable development, said a new nuclear build would bring many challenges and significant economic opportunities.
He added: “The new SPG will help the Council make decisions on planning applications linked to new nuclear build.”

An Anglesey Council spokesman said Horizon Nuclear Power’s Wylfa Newydd proposals signified a “huge potential infrastructure development for the Island”, which could also bring many other associated projects.

The spokesman added: “Developing a new nuclear build SPG will set out the council’s vision and objectives for Wylfa Newydd and become be an important material consideration in assessing other planning applications linked to the project.”

The New Nuclear Build SPG document, when finalised, will help the council make decisions on all enabling works and associated development planning applications; ensure potential impacts of the new station and its associated developments are identified and mitigated where possible; and ensure that socio-economic benefits linked with Wylfa Newydd fully realised.

Anglesey Council will launch the consultation on Monday, February 17.

Public information events will be held at the Harbour Hotel in Cemaes Bay on February 18 (11am – 7pm); Holyhead (Sea Cadets Unit, Newry Beach) on February 19 and Llangefni Town Hall on February 20 (11am – 7pm).

Councillor Arwel Roberts added: “Public feedback will be vital if we’re to ensure that the final New Nuclear Build SPG is robust document which complements existing national and local policies and provides a clear vision for the authority when dealing with applications linked to new nuclear build.

“Many of these developments will be with us for many decades to come so it’s important that we get decisions right.”

Consultation documents will be available at from Monday, February 17th.

The online questionnaire can be completed online or sent to Project Management Office, Economic and Community Regeneration, Anglesey Business Centre, Bryn Cefni, Llangefni, LL77 7XA.

For further information, Anglesey Council’s Project Management Office on


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