Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via meeting

Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

22 March 2013
Teresa Davies

Enquiry

Enquiry on Compulsory Purchase Powers in Wales

Advice given

Further to the Wylfa workshop on 25 February 2013 I've looked into whether or not the 2008 Planning Act compulsory acquisition powers are also operable in Wales and what correspondence there has been on this matter with the Welsh Government.
I've located the attached exchange of letters relating to the now withdrawn Brig y Cwm application. However, this exchange only confirms that the exchange land certificate when common land is being aquired compulsorily is to be provided by the Welsh Government, not DEFRA (see WG letter on the last page of the pdf).
I've also consulted briefly with colleagues here regarding whether or not the compulsory acquisition powers in the Act apply also in Wales, and we can see no reason why these wouldn't apply.


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