Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

What happens next

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 23 July 2019. The Secretary of State has set a new deadline for the decision for this application which is 30 September 2020.

Timeline (54 items)

The deadline for the decision on the proposed The Wylfa Newydd (Nuclear Generating Station) Order application was 23 October 2019 but that deadline was reset to 31 March 2020 to allow further information in respect of environmental effects and other outstanding issues to be provided and considered. Following initial analysis of the further information which has now been provided, the Secretary of State has concluded that an additional period of time is required in order to complete his consideration in respect of environmental effects and other issues which were outstanding following the examination.

The Secretary of State has decided to re-set the statutory deadline for this application to 30 September 2020.  As Parliament is not sitting, a statement confirming the new deadline for a decision will be made to the House of Commons and House of Lords in accordance with section 107(7) of the Planning Act 2008 as soon as possible after Parliament resumes.

01 April 2020

IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

25 March 2020

Following the consultation letter of 24 January 2020 the Secretary of State has received further comments from interested parties on the responses to the consultation which ended on 31 December 2019. The Secretary of State is currently reviewing these comments and, if required, may decide to issue a further consultation with interested parties.

25 February 2020

The Secretary of State has received responses to her consultation letter dated 23 October 2019 and is reviewing these responses. The Applicant confirmed in its response that it is still to update the Secretary of State on a number of outstanding issues.

While the Applicant is finalising those updates, the Secretary of State invites comments from the Applicant and Interested Parties on the responses to her consultation. The Secretary of State may decide to issue a further consultation with interested parties if required once all of the information is compiled.

24 January 2020

The Secretary of State has received responses to her consultation letter dated 23 October 2019. The Secretary of State will review all responses as soon as possible and may decide to issue a further consultation with interested parties if required. If this is not required, comments from interested parties on the representations received by the 31 December 2019 deadline will then be invited.

09 January 2020

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 23 July 2019. The Secretary of State has invited Interested Parties, the Health and Safety Executive and Cadw to comment on a number of outstanding issues.

The deadline for responses is 31 December 2019. In view of this please note that the decision deadline for this project will be postponed to 31 March 2020.

23 October 2019
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
23 July 2019

The Examination closed at 23:59 on 23 April 2019.

The notification of completion of the Examining Authority’s Examination Letter has been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

24 April 2019

Some late Deadline 10 documents have been published today. The Examination Library has also been updated.

23 April 2019
Examination ends

23 April 2019

All documents received for Deadline 10 have now been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

18 April 2019
17 April 2019

The Examining Authority has requested further information from Interested Parties  – Please note a bilingual version of this letter will be published as soon as practicable

15 April 2019

Please note all Deadline 9 Documents have been published and the Examination Library has been updated

12 April 2019

The Report on the Implications for European Sites has now been published.

27 March 2019

Please note, the action points and audio recordings from the March hearings have now been published.

Deadline 7 submissions have also been published and the Examination Library will be updated shortly.

20 March 2019

The Welsh language Action Points from the March Hearings have now been published and are available bilingually in a single document.

18 March 2019

Please note, the Examining Authority has published revised hearing agendas for Monday 4 and Thursday 7 March.

The agenda for the DCO hearing on Wednesday 6 March has now also been published.

28 February 2019

The Examination Authority’s Procedural Decision and request for further information from the Applicant in response to the Applicant’s requests to change aspects of the Proposed Development has been published.

25 February 2019

Deadline 6 submissions have now been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

22 February 2019

The full itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection has now been published.

08 February 2019

An additional Submission accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority has been published.

07 February 2019

Further written questions have been published.

31 January 2019

Please note, the action points from the January hearings, Deadline 4 submissions and the examination library have all been published.

25 January 2019

The Examining Authority has accepted an additional submission from the Applicant clarifying its position in relation to the examination.

23 January 2019

Deadline 3 responses and the January 2019 hearing agendas have been also published. The Examination Library has been updated.

20 December 2018

Please note following Deadline 2, REP2-002, REP2-007, REP2-031 REP2-370, REP2-371, REP2-372 and REP2-373 were omitted from the original publications and REP2-025 has been replaced with an updated version since its original publication.

The Examination Library has been updated and includes all Deadline 2 documents.

14 December 2018

A note of the Preliminary Meeting, held on 23 October 2018 has now been published.

03 December 2018

Please note some documents were omitted from the Examination Library following publication of the Deadline 1 documents, these have now been published.

28 November 2018

Audio recordings have been published for the following Hearings: Preliminary Meeting, Issue Specific Hearing & Open Floor Hearing.

21 November 2018

The Deadline 1 Submissions have now been published.

15 November 2018

The Rule 8 letter and the Examining Authority’s Written Questions have now been published.

07 November 2018

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

06 November 2018
Preliminary Meeting takes place
23 October 2018
15 October 2018

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

25 September 2018

The applicant has sent us a letter, explaining that some of the notifications that they sent about the opportunity to make relevant representations were returned undelivered. The applicant has sent further notifications to those parties only, and has allowed more time for them to make their representations by 18 September 2018. If you have received a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at [email protected].

21 August 2018
Relevant representations published on the website
21 August 2018
Registration of interested parties closes
13 August 2018
Registration of interested parties begins
06 July 2018
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

28 June 2018
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
28 June 2018
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
01 June 2018

Mae digwyddiad allgymorth cyhoeddus i ddarparu gwybodaeth am y broses caniatâd datblygu yn cael ei gynnal yn Llangefni ar ddydd Mawrth 4 Hydref, 2016. Mae hwn yn ddigwyddiad ychwanegol a fydd yn cynnwys gwasanaeth cyfieithu ar y pryd na lwyddwyd i’w ddarparu yn flaenorol.

Cyfeiriwch at y poster os gwelwch yn dda.

A public outreach event to provide information about the development consent process will be held in Llangefni on Tuesday 4th October 2016. This is an additional event to include simultaneous Welsh translation we were regretfully unable to provide previously.

Please refer to the event publicity poster.

20 September 2016

A public outreach event to provide information about the development consent process will be held in Llangefni on Tuesday 6th September 2016. Please refer to the event publicity poster.

Mae digwyddiad allgymorth cyhoeddus i ddarparu gwybodaeth am y broses caniatâd datblygu yn cael ei gynnal yn Llangefni ar ddydd Mawrth 6 Medi 2016. Cyfeiriwch at y poster digwyddiad cyhoeddus am fanylion pellach.

11 August 2016