Hundreds of people from across Anglesey and North Wales have taken part in the latest consultation on the Wylfa Newydd Project, offering views and opinions which will help Horizon finalise its new nuclear plans prior to next year’s planning application.
This was Horizon’s second and final stage of consultation on the Project as a whole. Local people were sent information by post, invited to view plans, leave feedback online, read through copies of documents displayed in key locations across the region and attend public exhibitions and drop-in events to discuss the proposals with Horizon’s team.
Horizon asked people for their views on the proposals for the Project as a whole and on a number of specific subjects. These included temporary accommodation for construction workers, strategies for creating jobs and developing skills, plans for off-site facilities and its approach to safeguarding and championing the Welsh Language.
Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon’s Chief Executive, said, “I’d like to thank everybody who has taken the time to find out more about what we’re proposing and tell us what they think. All the feedback will be carefully considered by the Horizon team as we finalise our plans. Even though this formal consultation is now complete we’ll keep on listening to the views of local people to make sure we find the best way to deliver the opportunities and benefits that local people want.”
The feedback gathered from individuals and organisations during the consultation will now be analysed in detail by the Horizon team prior to submitting its planning application to the Planning Inspectorate next year. Consultation will continue on specific aspects of the Project throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017 as Horizon finalises proposals for specific ‘Associated Developments’ which require local authority planning permission.