A decision on the future of the proposed £20bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant has been delayed again so that the project’s developer Horizon Nuclear Power can tie up a deal with a new backer.
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Duncan Hawthorne wrote: “A further short deferral would allow us to conclude discussions to deliver a clear outcome for the Wylfa Newydd project, and to settle on our position regarding development consent. We believe this would serve to support HM Government policy and would represent a pragmatic and aligned course of action. I recognise that any decision to set a new deadline for determining the Wylfa Newydd DCO Project is without prejudice to the Secretary of State’s decision on whether to grant or refuse a development consent order.” In his response, dated 31 December, Sharma said a written ministerial statement confirming the new deadline will be made to the House of Commons and House of Lords in accordance with section 107(7) of the Planning Act 2008 “as soon as possible”. He added: “However, please note that I will require any updated information from the Applicant by 31 March 2021 in order that I have sufficient time to consider it before taking my decision on or before 30 April 2021.”
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