Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station
See attached letter
Thank you for your letter, copied to us on 16 February 2018. As the project has not yet been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), we have no formal powers to intervene on consultees behalf. I note that you have sent this to the developer and they have a statutory duty to take your views into account. However, if you feel your comments are not being taken into account, I would advise you to write to your local authority. Your comments should be taken into account when the local authority sends the Inspectorate its comments on whether the Applicant has fulfilled its consultation duties. The local authority’s comments on the Applicant’s consultation will be taken into account when the Acceptance Inspector makes their decision whether to accept the application for Examination.
When deciding whether to accept an application we will check whether the Applicant’s section 48 notice complies with the Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009. Your concerns regarding Tre’rGof SSSI and retention of hardstanding on the coast are matters which, if the application is accepted, may be examined by the Examining Authority.
A copy of your correspondence has been placed on our records and will be presented to the Inspector at Acceptance, together with the application documents and local authorities’ comments on the Applicant’s consultation.
After the decision has been made regarding whether to accept the application for Examination all documents used to inform the decision will be published on our website. If the application for development consent is formally accepted you will be able to submit your views in relation to the project which will be considered by the Examining Authority during the Examination. The Inspectorate has published a series of advice notes which explain the Examination process, including information on how to get involved; of particular interest are advice notes 8.1 to 8.5. These are available at: attachment 1
We have also published a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding Pre-application consultation and this can be viewed on our website here: attachment 2.