HORIZON NEWS - 28.07.2017

Horizon consults on plans for A5025 improvements and site preparation

Plans setting out Horizon‘s proposed improvements to sections of the A5025 and for preparing its Wylfa Newydd site for construction will be consulted on during a series of events to be held during August.
Horizon first asked local people for their views in 2016 on its plans to widen, reconstruct and add a new surface layer to parts of the A5025 between Valley and the Wylfa Newydd site. This stage of consultation includes minor changes that have been made as a result of feedback received to date and further design work by the Horizon team.
The changes include minor adjustments to the parts of the existing road that will join with Horizon’s proposed new sections, new plans for drainage, refinement of cycle and pedestrian crossings and increased sections of replacement hedges, walls and tree planting.
This consultation doesn’t include the new sections of road to bypass villages along the A5025 being proposed by Horizon as these will be dealt with under our Development Consent Order application to build the Power Station.
Similarly, this further consultation on Horizon’s plans for site preparation and clearance comes after local people were asked for their views on the initial draft proposals last year.
Since then there have been a number of changes to the plans including a reduction in the duration of work from 24 to 15 months and new commitments to maintain access to public footpaths and the Fisherman’s Car Park. Horizon will also delay its work to remove topsoil and install drainage infrastructure until the main construction phase of the Project gets underway.
By carrying out this site preparation work before it receives permission to build the Power Station, Horizon is able to reduce the overall construction time of the main build phase.  
In each case, Horizon will finalise its proposals following these consultations and submit planning applications to Isle of Anglesey County Council later this year.
Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said: “These are important pieces of work that we need to complete before we start the main construction phase of Wylfa Newydd. Because these are separate planning applications to the main power station development they weren’t part of our main Stage Three consultation that took place earlier this summer.
“We’ve made some changes to our original proposals for both the site preparation and road improvements, and we’re keen that local people have the opportunity to find out what’s new and give us their views.”
Horizon will be holding a series of four events in our consultation bus:
Thursday 17 August: Douglas Inn car park, Tregele; 10am – 1pm
Thursday 17 August: Holland Hotel car park, Llanfachraeth; 4pm – 7pm
Friday 18 August: Glascoed Road car park, Cemaes; 10am – 1pm
Saturday 19 August: The Valley Anglesey car park, London Road, Valley; 10am – 1pm
People can also find out more by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation between Wednesday 2 August and Thursday 31 August or by calling free on 0800 954 9516