The firm behind a planned multi-billion-pound nuclear plant has been awarded planning permission to carry out significant improvements to a 16 kilometre stretch of road linking the development with the A55. Following a site visit this morning, Anglesey council’s planning committee approved the plans which include widening and putting down a new surface on the A5025 between Valley and Llanynghenedl, Llanfachraeth and Llanrhuddlad, and Cefn Coch to the proposed Wylfa Newydd power plant site. According to officers, they were satisfied that the plans would bring a number of benefits, recommending that members of the planning committee should approve the proposals. The work is expected to take over a year to complete, employing up to 125 workers.
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The Planning Inspectorate has formally accepted proposals to build a new nuclear plant at Wylfa on Anglesey, allowing the project’s developer Horizon Nuclear Power to move the scheme to the next stage. Horizon submitted a development consent order at the beginning of June, and following a 28-day statutory review period by the Planning Inspectorate, this has now advanced to allow a consultation stage to begin. Horizon’s application for four other environmental permits have also been cleared, which will allow them to be assessed by Natural Resources Wales via a public consultation. The news follows an announcement by business and energy secretary Greg Clark, who confirmed last month the Government had entered a period of negotiations with Horizon to support the scheme.
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