Welsh Language campaigners have joined with anti-nuclear groups to lobby councillors in Gwynedd to adopt a new joint local development plan focused on protecting Welsh speaking communities and moving away from big nuclear projects. The current JLDP between Gwynedd and Anglesey Councils, agreed in 2017, focused on the development of large projects such as the now paused Wylfa B nuclear plant, as the main driver of local economic development. The plan was narrowly passed on the casting vote of the Chair of the County Council despite many councillors expressing concern at its potential damage to Welsh language communities as new people came into the county to work on the new nuclear plant. But backbench councillors have now successfully enabled an extraordinary meeting of the council on the 28 June to discuss an urgent review of the plan. Campaigners including Cymdeithas yr Iaith, the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Welsh Forum, PAWB (People Against Wylfa B) and CADNO (the local group challenging proposed new nuclear developments at Trawsfynydd) have written a letter to all Gwynedd councillors calling for the council to move away from support for new nuclear projects to concentrate on renewable and decentralised energy projects more sympathetic to the environment and which prioritise creating jobs for people living in Gwynedd and Anglesey.
Nation Cymru 26th June 2021 read more »
Campaigners in the north of Wales are calling on Gwynedd County Council to drop plans for nuclear energy. Instead, they want the council to: refocus towards renewable and decentralised energy projects more sympathetic to the local environment and focused rather on creating localised jobs for Gwynedd and Anglesey communities. The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Welsh Forum, People Against Wylfa-B (PAWB), CADNO, and Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Welsh Language Society) have written to Gwynedd councillors to say: It is time to move away from the illusions of success that new nuclear would bring but rather focus on creating local, high quality green jobs that will be sympathetic to the linguistic communities of Gwynedd and Anglesey. Councillors have a great opportunity to make real change and we urge them to do so.
The Canary 27th June 2021 read more »