Belfast Telegraph

Developer behind proposed Anglesey nuclear plant steps up public consultation

The second stage of a public consultation for a new nuclear power station is to be launched next month, marking a "significant milestone" for the project.

Horizon Nuclear Power said local people will have a chance to see refined plans for the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey in north Wales for two months from August 31.

The new site would provide power to around five million homes.

Carl Devlin, programme director at Horizon, said: "We have listened to and reviewed carefully all the feedback we have received to date and taken this feedback into consideration whilst updating and developing our latest proposals.

"This is the last scheduled consultation on the project as a whole before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order in 2017, so it's really important that people have their say on what matters to them.

"We're committed to delivering a wide range of opportunities on Anglesey as part of our Wylfa Newydd Project, from education, training and employment, to contracts for local businesses and support for Welsh language, culture and community initiatives.

"We'll be sharing more details during our consultation, which continues on from the work we've already been doing locally."