The decision to pause development of the new nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey earlier this year was a blow to North Wales, and the Ambition Board has been in talks with the UK and Welsh Governments to determine the most positive course of action. They are also pushing for £40million of further funding in addition to the £240million received from both governments last year and encouraging them to invest a larger capital sum to support an even bolder and more impactful Growth Deal. And that deal will see more than 4,000 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs created, reinforced by £511m of private sector investment and £3.3bn of capital leveraged from the private sector, achieved as a result of the projects and programmes being delivered.
The Leader 29th May 2019 read more »
The man responsible for steering the now-suspended Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant through the planning process has been nabbed by LDA Design to head up its planning team. Alex Herbert (pictured) joins LDA Design as the new head of planning to help the practice boost its planning offer in infrastructure, energy, major mixed-use development and regeneration. Herbert was previously major permissions strategy advisor for Horizon Nuclear Power on the Wylfa Newydd development consent order (DCO) process, supporting the project through submission and examination. He had also worked as head of consents for Tidal Lagoon Power, steering the pioneering Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon through the DCO process, working closely with LDA Design who was the lead designer and masterplanner for the scheme.
Building 31st May 2019 read more »