MIXED reviews have been given on the news that a second decision over Horizon Nuclear's Wylfa Newydd application for Anglesey has been delayed.

Information on the Planning Inspectorate website states that the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has announced another extension on the decision until September 2020 given the current situation with coronavirus.

A spokesperson for campaign group People Against Wylfa-B (PAWB) welcomed the delay in the decision saying: "PAWB proposes that Horizon Nuclear’s planning application should be totally rejected.

"The national policy statement for nuclear power adopted several years ago is completely outdated and rather than approving this obviously defective application, the Westminster government should start from scratch with a thorough review of their energy policy and to recognise that reneweable technologies like wind, solar and marine have totally undermined any reason for investing billions of pounds in nuclear power.

"The COVID 19 crisis has already forced big changes in the Government’ s way of operating. They should now take the opportunity to take a fundamental review on investing in renewable technologies which offer clean and safe electricity. A green revolution can create thousands of jobs in Wales and the other countries of Britain without the threat of nuclear disasters and poisonous radioactive waste and their effects on human and environmental health for thousands of years."

Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie (picture below with Alok Sharma) had an entirely different stance on the matter.

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PICTURE: Alok Sharma and Virginia Crosbie MP.

She said: "Along with many of constituents, I am disappointed about the second delay to a decision on the Wylfa Newydd Development Consent Order application, but understand that the Government is currently involved in more pressing matters.

"I continue to support clean nuclear energy as the only way to meet our 2050 net zero carbon target. My focus remains Anglesey's future prosperity and unleashing the potential of Wales as a whole."