Louth County Council holding consultation on proposed nuclear power plant in North Wales
Louth County Council are holding a Transboundary Environmental consultation at present on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in the UK.
The consultation got underway last week and will run until close of business on Friday February 15th.
The consultation relates to the proposal for a new nuclear power plant in Anglesey in North Wales, which is just 131 miles from Dundalk and 82 miles from Dublin.
A notice on the council website read: “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has confirmed that the development consent application (planning application) for the Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn by the applicant, and it will be continuing with its assessment of the application for the Wylfa Newydd plant as normal.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.”