Clarification on status of transboundary environmental consultation on proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant following Horizon Nuclear announcement last week
22 January 2019
Horizon Nuclear Power (the applicant for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant) announced last week that it was suspending its UK nuclear new build programme, including plans for the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales, which is the subject of a current transboundary environmental consultation between Ireland and the UK, due to close this Friday 25 January 2019 (close of business)
The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has received confirmation from the UK Planning Inspectorate that the development consent application (planning application) for the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn by the applicant (Horizon Nuclear Power) and accordingly the UK Planning Inspectorate is continuing with its assessment of the development consent application for the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant as normal.
As a result, Ireland is continuing with the transboundary environmental consultation under the EIA Directive and the Espoo Convention in relation to the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant and the closing date for submissions to this planning authority remains as this Friday 25 January 2019 (close of business).