Controversial plans to build a second line of pylons across Anglesey linking to a new nuclear power station has moved a step closer. The National Grid has applied to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build them over the island. Anglesey council wants the cables to be underground, with one councillor saying legal action could be considered. Lines would carry power from the proposed Wylfa Newydd reactor to homes and businesses across the UK. It is hoped the £12bn plant will be operational by 2020 (sic), running for about 60 years and generating enough electricity to power five million houses. However, the move to build a second line of cables has been strongly opposed by councillors who claim it could affect tourism on the island.
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