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Update: Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Wales

Date 
Friday, January 25, 2019
Location 
dlr County
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25 January 2019 – Extension of consultation deadline for Transboundary Environmental consultation on proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant following Horizon Nuclear announcement last week

 

The consultation deadline for the transboundary environmental consultation on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in the UK, from close of business today, 25 January to close of business on Friday 15 February 2019.  Anyone intending to make a submission is asked to make them to this planning authority, on or before the new closing date - close of business on Friday 15 February 2019.

Following the announcement last week that Horizon Nuclear Power was suspending its UK nuclear development programme, including plans for the proposed Wylfa Neywdd plant in Anglesey, North Wales, the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government sought clarification from the UK Planning Inspectorate on the implications of the announcement for the transboundary environmental consultation with Ireland.

Notwithstanding the announcement by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that the development consent application (planning application) for the Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn by the applicant, and it will be continuing with its assessment of the application for the Wylfa Newydd plant as normal. Accordingly, the transboundary consultation between Ireland and the UK will continue with an extended deadline to afford additional time to those who wish to make a submission to do so at this important stage in the process.

 

Further information regarding the submission process can be found here

All submissions must be made to planningsecretariat@dlrcoco.ie or in writing to Planning Secretariat, dlrcc, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin to be received by close of business on Friday 15 February, 2019.

The legal basis for planning authorities to receive submissions and observations are in article 132(3)(vi) of the 2001 Regulations.

The legal basis for processing personal data under Article 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the GDPR Regulation and article 132(3)(vi), 132(4) and 132(5) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended.

Article 132(3)(vi) of the 2001 Regulations provides that submissions or observations on the proposed development may be made in writing to the authority within a specified period – this is the basis for planning authorities receiving the submissions and observations from the public.

Article 132(4) of the 2001 Regulations requires the local authorities to consult with the Minister, following the receipt of any submission or observations - this involves sending on a copy of the submissions/observations received, including any submission the authority wishes to make and a summary of those submissions/obs, as requested by the UK Planning Inspectorate

Article 132(5) of the 2001 Regulations requires each planning authority, following consultation with the Minister, to consult with the UK – sending on a copy of the submissions/observations received, including any submission the authority wishes to make and a summary of those submissions/obs, as requested by the UK Planning Inspectorate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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