HORIZON NEWS - 26.04.2017

Horizon to consult on updated Wylfa Newydd proposals

People in North Wales are being invited to have their say on updated proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey.
Beginning on 24 May, Horizon Nuclear Power will carry out a smaller scale consultation focusing on aspects of its Project which have been updated including redesigning the power station layout to reduce its overall footprint.

The consultation continues the progress made by Horizon since its first two stages of major consultation in 2014 and 2016, providing another opportunity for local people to give their feedback before the company submits an application to build the power station later this year.

Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer for Horizon, said: “As we move towards submitting an application to build the power station, we’re continually reviewing our proposals to ensure they are the best they can be for everyone with a stake in the project, including those living and working on Anglesey now and for generations to come.  

“Our latest proposals include a more compact site layout that means more activities can be carried out closer to the power station.  Many aspects of our proposals remain the same, including our commitment to the residents and communities of Anglesey, and to the Welsh language and culture. It’s really important for us to involve local people in shaping and refining our plans, so I’d like to thank everyone again for all of the feedback they’ve provided so far, and look forward to hearing their thoughts on our updates.”

As well as holding events at venues across Anglesey, Horizon will also be out and about in a consultation bus visiting popular locations such as shopping centres and markets across North Wales.

Horizon’s island events will be held on the following dates:
Public exhibitions
Saturday 27 May 10am - 1pm Llangefni Town Hall
Tuesday 30 May 1pm - 7pm Llanfaethlu Village Hall
Wednesday 31 May 1pm - 7pm The Valley Anglesey
Friday 2 June 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall
Saturday 3 June 10am - 1pm Amlwch Memorial Hall
Saturday 10 June 10am - 1pm Rhosybol Community Centre, Yr Ysgol
Monday 19 June 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall

Horizon’s consultation bus will be out and about at locations across North Wales on the following dates:
Consultation bus events
Tuesday 6 June 4pm – 7pm Douglas Inn  Car Park, Tregele
Wednesday 7 June 4pm – 7pm Holland Hotel Car Park, Llanfachraeth
Thursday 8 June 4pm - 7pm Conway Quay
Monday 12 June 4pm - 7pm Tesco Extra  Car Park , Bangor
Tuesday 13 June 4pm - 7pm Castle Square, Beaumaris
Wednesday 14 June 10am-1pm Lower Hill Street Car Park, Newry Street, Holyhead
Wednesday 14 June 4pm - 7pm Holyhead Leisure Centre Car Park
Friday 16 June 4pm - 7pm Castle Square, Caernarfon
Saturday 17 June 8am-1pm Anglesey Farmers’ Market, Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge
Tuesday 20 June 4pm – 7pm Douglas Inn car park, Tregele

Anyone unable to meet the Horizon team face-to-face, or who wants to find out more, can visit Horizon’s consultation website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.  Information will be available from Wednesday 24 May, along with a feedback form so comments can be submitted online.
 For more information contact:

Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
  • Horizon will publicise its latest Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) from Wednesday 26 April, with the revised document being available in libraries and online from Thursday 4 May.The SOCC explains how the company will formally consult with people living in the vicinity of the proposed development at Wylfa Newydd and how people can have their say on its plans.
  • The consultation material will be available to view on the Horizon website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation from Wednesday 24 May. Consultation will close on Thursday 22 June.