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August 31, 2016

Horizon launches second major consultation on Wylfa Newydd

People across North Wales are being asked to give their views on the latest
proposals for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project

Gloucester, UK, 30th August, 2016 --- The second stage of consultation on the proposed plant on the north coast of Anglesey starts today, 31 August, and finishes on 25 October. This is the last major scheduled consultation before Horizon Nuclear Power submits its application for a Development Consent Order in 2017. It gives people the chance to have their say on updated plans for the Wylfa Newydd Project and its supporting infrastructure before the proposals are finalised.

Local people will be able to visit 15 public exhibitions at various locations across Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy to see the plans and provide their feedback. They will also have the opportunity to attend ten weekday ‘drop-in’ sessions at the “consultation cabin”, located at the Douglas Inn car park in Tregele, where they can discuss the proposals with members of the Horizon team. For those who can't attend any of the events all the consultation documents are available on Horizon's dedicated consultation website, along with opportunities to comment.

Horizon is looking for feedback about the Project as a whole, but also on a number of specific subjects, including temporary accommodation for construction workers, strategies for creating jobs and developing skills, plans for a park and ride facility and the approach to safeguarding and championing the Welsh Language.

Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon's Chief Executive, said: “Building a new nuclear power station requires a huge number of technical approvals and consents, but it also requires a social licence to operate. I believe Wylfa Newydd has the potential to change lives for the better across Anglesey and bring major investment and opportunities for communities and individuals in North Wales and beyond - which is why we want to hear what people think of our revised proposals.”

“By taking part in our second stage of consultation, you can view our latest plans and help to shape the future of Wylfa Newydd. This is an exciting step for the Project, and the team and I look forward to meeting you at our exhibition events.”

A wide range of information about Horizon's proposals will be on display at a series of public exhibitions. The dates, venues and times for these events are:

Public exhibitions
Tuesday 6 September 1pm - 7pm Wylfa Sports & Social Club, Cemaes Bay
Wednesday 7 September 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall, Cemaes
Friday 9 September 1pm - 7pm Douglas Inn car park, Tregele
Saturday 10 September 10am - 1pm Amlwch Memorial Hall, Amlwch
Tuesday 13 September 1pm - 7pm Llanfachraeth Village Hall, Llanfachraeth
Friday 16 September 1pm - 7pm Griffith Reade Coffee House, Holyhead
Saturday 17 September 10am - 1pm Llangefni Town Hall, Llangefni
Monday 26 September 1pm - 7pm Rhosybol Community Centre, Rhosybol
Tuesday 27 September 1pm - 7pm Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
Thursday 29 September 1pm - 7pm Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Saturday 1 October 10am - 1pm Glaslyn Leisure Centre, Porthmadog
Monday 3 October 1pm - 7pm The Valley Anglesey, Valley
Saturday 8 October 10am - 1pm Penrhyn Hall, Bangor
Monday 10 October 1pm - 7pm Thomas Telford Community Centre, Menai Bridge
Thursday 13 October 1pm - 7pm St Mary's Church, Conwy

For more information about Horizon's plans to build Wylfa Newydd and its upcoming consultation, visit:

Notes to editors:

  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon's development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
  • The consultation material can be viewed on the Horizon website at from Wednesday 31 August. Consultation will close on Tuesday 25 October.
  • People can attend one of the drop-in sessions in the consultation cabin at the Douglas Inn car park in Tregele. These will be held on the 14, 20, 21, and 23 September and 11, 12, 14, 18, 19 and 21 October between 11am and 2pm.
  • Horizon will also be holding ‘pop-up’ events for people wanting to ask Horizon questions about the Project. These will take place following locations between 12pm and 2pm:
    • Thursday 15 September: Caffi Siop Mechell, Llanfechell
    • Monday 26 September: Holyhead Leisure Centre, Kingsland, Holyhead
    • Wednesday 28 September: Deiniol Shopping Centre, Bangor
    • Thursday 6 October: Plas Arthur Leisure Centre, Penrallt, Llangefni.
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