Laois opinions invited on planned nuclear power plant in Wales

Lynda Kiernan

Reporter:

Lynda Kiernan

NUCLEAR

Irish public consultation process on the UK’s planned Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant in Wales.

People in Laois are being asked to give their opinion on proposed nuclear power plant on the west coast of the UK.

Laois is among the Irish counties which is being invited to view the planning application for a new nuclear electricity generating station in Wales.

The Minister for Housing and Planning Eoghan Murphy has sent a copy of information received from the Transboundary State to any planning authority likely to be affected by the proposed development. It is available for inspection and purchase at county hall in Portlaoise.

The consultation period runs from November 22 to Friday January 25 2019.

Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant will be in Anglesey on the north west coast of Wales. The station would have two nuclear reactors outputting approximately 3.1 gigawatts. It would include permanent works in the sea.

Construction of the plant could start as soon as 2020, to cost an estimated £20bn. The site is beside another nuclear power plant that is being decommissioned.

The company behind the project is Horizon Nuclear Power. See details on their website here. 

Submissions may be made to transboundarysub@laoiscoco.ie

Below: the proposed nuclear power plant.