Public invited to examine application for proposed Welsh nuclear plant. They will have the opportunity to play a part in the planning process and influence the outcome. Members of the public are being invited to register as an “interested party” if they wish to provide their representation to examine the application for a proposed nuclear power plant in Wales. The call from The Planning Inspectorate follows its formal approval for the Wylfa Newydd plant proposed by Horizon Nuclear Power, which is owned by Japanese firm Hitachi. Last month, the UK Government said it is considering investing billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money into the proposed power station, expected to generate enough electricity for five million homes.
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An internationally important seabird nesting site could be threatened by plans to build a nuclear power station, conservationists have claimed. Construction of Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey could also damage a protected wetland habit, when 4,000 workers are sited near the location. The North Wales Wildlife Trust said it now plans to challenge the proposals during the official planning process. Horizon Nuclear Power said its aim was to minimise environmental concerns. But the wildlife trust argued that the nuclear power plant project could risk permanent changes to environment at the reserve it operates next to Wylfa. It has maintained the Cemlyn Bay nature reserve for nearly 50 years, and it is home to the only colony of nesting sandwich tern in Wales – with a population of at least 1,000 birds. The bay is a Special Area of Conservation in Wales, with a unique shingle ridge that acts as a barrier between the open sea and a lagoon behind it.
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