Calls from Welsh language and anti-nuclear pressure groups to scrap a development plan for thousands of new homes looks set to fall on deaf ears. Following the lead of Gwynedd Council , which has already rubber-stamped the document, a scrutiny committee meeting on Anglesey saw councillors approve the latest monitoring report on the Joint Local Development Plan (JLDP). Covering the two counties and ratified separately by both authorities in 2017 , the JLDP outlines where up to 7,184 new homes should be built across Gwynedd and Anglesey up to 2026. But despite the plan being implemented when Wylfa Newydd was still expected to go ahead, officers persuaded councillors that the plan was “progressing well” and that no major review was required at this stage. Fearing a drop in the percentage of Welsh speakers , Cymdeithas yr Iaith had urged councillors on both sides of the Menai Strait to scrap the plan until the fate of Wylfa Newydd – and its expected influx of thousands of construction workers – is known.
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