Developer Horizon Nuclear Power has officially withdrawn its planning application for the £20bn Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey. At the end of December, the decision on the future of the nuclear power plant was delayed for the fourth time to allow Horizon to tie up a deal with a new backer. In a letter to the Planning Inspectorate yesterday, Horizon chief executive Duncan Hawthorne said that while discussions “with multiple parties” had been “positive and encouraging” they had not led to “any definitive proposal”.
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The news that the Hitachi subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power had notified the Planning Inspectorate that it is withdrawing its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey has been has drawn reaction from the island’s politicians. Rhun ap Iorwerth, Ynys Môn MS said warned the ‘real cost’ of the UK Government’s failure to deliver the project was that of long-term job opportunities.
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