Horizon Nuclear launches consultation on new UK atom plant plans

Horizon Nuclear PowerHorizon Nuclear Power has today set out how people can have their say on its nuclear new build plans, paving the way for 10 weeks of consultation on the proposed multi-billion pound Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey.

Horizon will launch its first phase of public consultation on Monday 29 September, and has today published its Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) which outlines what is being consulted on, how people can get involved, and how people will be able to have their say on the draft proposals.

Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire

The consultation is a major step in the planning process and is the first time people will be able to view Horizon’s proposals for Wylfa Newydd in detail. People will be able to access information online, at a series of public exhibitions and at local libraries.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer, Horizon, said: “It is crucial that people have the opportunity to have their say on our proposals.

“Wylfa Newydd is a major investment in the region and brings with it a wide range of benefits, from the economic to the educational, so we want to encourage people to take the time to get involved and understand what the project means for them, for the local area, and for Wales and the UK more widely.”

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