The decision on whether Wylfa Newydd gets the planning go-ahead now lies in the hands of new Energy Secretary Alok Sharma after Andrea Leadsom was axed in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Mr Sharma was today appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – with a decision on the £12bn Anglesey nuclear plant due before March 31. Former BEIS Secretary Ms Leadsom had been expected to give a decision on the Development Consent Order application in October. But she deferred the decision for six months to obtain additional information on environmental and other impacts on Anglesey. It means this key decision is now in the hands of Mr Sharma.
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