Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station Accepted for Examination

On the 28th June 2018 the Secretary of State accepted the submission of the Development Consent Order application for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station to be located in Anglesey, North Wales.

DWD is extremely proud to be part of the team who delivered this successful submission, on behalf of Horizon Nuclear Power, which was the result of years of hard work between DWD and the rest of the client and consultant team.

DWD were an essential part of the Project team delivering the submission leading the preparation of the Planning Statement, Site Selection Reports, Design and Access Statements and Statements of Common Ground, as well as reviewing a number of the other documents.

Sarah Richards, chief executive of the Planning Inspectorate, said in a statement “we have considered very carefully the application submitted by Horizon Nuclear Power and decided that it meets the required tests set out in the legislation to be accepted for examination”.

Wylfa Newydd will be capable of generating a total of 2.9 gigawatts of electricity, or enough to power around 5.5 million homes, with the first reactor deployed by around 2027 if the project goes ahead. The site is on land beside the former Magnox Wylfa Power Station, which is now being decommissioned.

Wylfa Newydd will require a construction workforce of around 4,000 workers for the majority of the time, with up to 9,000 workers required at peak.

A significant power station development like Wylfa Newydd injects tens of millions of pounds a year into the local economy. The main construction phase will see local investment of between £200 and £400 million. Once operational Wylfa Newydd  will create 850 jobs – the majority of which will be held by people living on Anglesey.

DWD are looking forward to continuing to work with the team throughout the examination period, including collaborating with key stakeholders to finalise the Statements of Common Ground in advance of the examination.

Please contact Sarah Price for further details.