When Anglesey Aluminium closed its site in Holyhead there was a commitment of a ‘jobs’ legacy to bring new work into the port town. The closure of smelting (2009) and then re-melt (2013) operations in the town after nearly 40 years saw more than 500 well paid jobs lost. Bosses at parent firm Rio Tinto said at the time that the sprawling site and surrounding land owned by the company could help create a bright jobs future. The future certainly looked positive with two major schemes put forward. On the site itself Lateral Power (later Orthios Power) proposed an ambitious 500 job biomass and food plant project while Land and Lakes unveiled a scheme to develop a £120m holiday village – creating up to 600 jobs. But both schemes have suffered major setbacks recently that now put them at serious risk.
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