NRW consults on Wylfa Newydd permit applications

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people for their views on Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd’s permit applications.

The applications are for three environmental permits and a marine licence, required to build and operate the proposed nuclear power station on Anglesey.

The consultation period runs from 28 June 2018 – 6 September 2018 and NRW is holding three public drop-in sessions as part of the process:

  • Monday 16 July 2018 1pm-6.30pm – Storiel, Bangor, LL57 1DT
  • Tuesday 17 July 2018 1pm-6.30pm – David Hughes Hall, Cemaes, LL67 0LW
  • Wednesday 18 July 2018 12.30pm-5pm – Ebeneser Centre, Llangefni, LL77 7PN

The environmental permit applications cover non-radioactive discharges to air, land and water. The marine licence application covers construction works and related activities at sea such as dredging.

Horizon’s application for a Radioactive Substances Regulation (RSR) permit was received in October 2017. Following a period of public consultation, the RSR permit application is still under consideration by NRW.

To be granted these permits, Horizon must demonstrate how it will manage and minimise any impacts on the environment and human health.

NRW will hold another period of public consultation once a draft decision has been reached for all the environmental permits.

If NRW believes the company could do more to protect the environment, or hasn’t provided enough information on how it plans to do so, it can refuse to issue a permit.

Tim Jones, Executive Natural Resources Wales’ Director of Operations for North and Mid Wales, said: “We will carry out a thorough assessment of Horizon’s proposals to see if they contain sufficient safeguards to protect people and the environment before deciding whether to issue the permits or refuse the application.

“We will consider all relevant information raised during the consultation and we would value hearing people’s views.”

Comments about the Operational Combustion Installation Permit, Operational Water Discharges Permit, Construction Water Discharges Permit and Marine Licence should be made in writing by 6 September 2018 to: Permitting Service Team, Natural Resources Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW, or via email to:

The applications are available to view at NRW offices in Bangor (Please call 0300 065 3000 in advance to arrange viewing at this office)

Alternatively, Horizon have made the applications available on their website and at the following locations:

  • Anglesey Business Centre, Bryn Cefni, Llangefni, LL77 7XA
  • Wylfa Newydd Site Office

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