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Public Consultation – Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant - Update - Deadline Extension -close of business on Friday 15 February 2019

Date Released: 25 January 2019

 

Update 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, has changed 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has confirmed that the development consent application (planning application) for the Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn  by the applicant, and it will be continuing with its assessment of the application for the Wylfa Newydd plant as normal.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.

 

Original Release Date: 23/11/2018

Please see the notice

DHPLG Public Notice Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant Transboundary Public‌ Consultation.pdf

in connection with a public consultation in respect of an application for the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant located at Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom. The application is currently under examination by the UK Planning Inspectorate (PINS).

 

The Minister has been notified by the PINS under the 1991 United Nations Convention on environmental impact in a transboundary context (the Espoo Convention)  and the EU Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive) which require Member States to engage in transboundary public consultation in respect of projects likely to have significant effects on the environment of neighbouring States.

 

How to Make a Submission or Observation

A member of the public may make a written submission or observations in relation to the potential transboundary environmental effects of the project, by sending them to: 

Attn: W Bagnall
Planning Department
Meath County Council
Buvinda House
Dublin Road
Navan
County Meath
C15 Y291

or by emailing them to wbagnall@meathcoco.ie.

All submissions to be titled "Transboundary environmental public consultation – Wylfa Newydd   Nuclear Power Plant" and are to be received by close of business on Friday 15 February 2019. at the latest.

Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

 

For further details see Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, Anglesey, North Wales, UK | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

 

Processing of special categories of personal data

Under Article 9(1) of the GDPR regulations, the processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation is prohibited. Therefore, Meath County Council, requests those making submissions not to include data of this nature in their submission.

Article 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the GDPR Regulation and article 132(3)(vi), 132(4) and 132(5) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, is the legal basis for processing the personal data.

 

 

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