Wylfa Newydd - FAQs
Wylfa Newydd is the name of our project to develop a new nuclear power station adjacent to the former Magnox Wylfa Power Station on Anglesey.
Our first phase of consultation ran from 29 September to 8 December 2014 and we gave the public another chance to have their say on our most recent proposals between 25 January 2016 and 24 March 2016. We will hold our next stage of public consultation later in 2016. You can find out more about our current proposals here.
This involves progressing our detailed design work, conducting site preparatory works and regularly engaging with the local community. We are also continuing to conduct a variety of environmental, topographical and traffic surveys as well as working on health and language impact assessments which are part of the consultation process and our eventual planning submission.
We have a number of key project milestones to meet before we can start construction, including formal consultation on our proposals and the submission of an application for development consent order to The Planning Inspectorate.
This process will run for a number of years and define whether the regulators will consider Advanced Boiling Water Reactor technology appropriate for taking to the site-specific licensing stage.
Since our acquisition by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012, we’ve passed a number of important milestones for the Project. We’ve signed a multi-million pound agreement with Hitachi GE-Nuclear Energy, Ltd. to carry out initial design work and we have ramped up our engagement with businesses across North Wales and the UK.
Wylfa Newydd will create up to 850 permanent jobs with a construction workforce of around 4,000 workers for the majority of the time, with between 8,000 and 10,000 workers during peak periods.
We held the first stage of our pre-application consultation in 2014, and since then we’ve held a number of other consultations to keep people up-to-date. This has meant people have had the opportunity to give us their views and shape how our work has progressed. Our second formal stage of consultation took place between 31 August and 25 October 2016, where we asked for feedback to help us finalise our proposals. This was the last scheduled consultation on the Project as a whole before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order in 2017.
Our work is gathering pace all the time, and there are a number of other aspects of the Wylfa Newydd Project that we’ll continue to consult people on to listen to their views. To have your say on these, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Wylfa Newydd Project, you can contact us on our dedicated Wylfa Newydd hotline and email address, by calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing us at email@example.com