Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 06 July 2018
From Roger Dobson

Representation

Together with my wife I live in a property which today is bound on three sides by the Wylfa Newydd Development Area. We occupy an elevated position overlooking most of the WNDA. Since 2010 many neighbouring properties have been demolished or stand empty with a loss of community identity. Horizon's proposal to create artificial drumlins and 2 metre perimeter fencing close to us will have a permanent impact upon our environment. During the construction phase 24-hour operations and our proximity to the 4000-bed campus will make living here intolerable. (Sentence redacted). In the past week we have learnt from Horizon documents lodged with you that our property may be subject to major adverse effects for a period of eight years. We also understand that because of our proximity to the WNDA it is possible that vibration could "cause annoyance, feelings of alarm and could cause structural damage to our property". We are particularly concerned that Horizon is unreasonably refusing to identify which properties will be affected. I do not believe the provisions articulated in Horizon's voluntary Neighbourhood Support Scheme is a credible remedy for our situation. In addition, as a retired HR Director I am very concerned that Horizon intend to rely on a workforce employed on excessive long hours well beyond the 48-hour average week stipulated in the Working Time Regulations 1998. This will put their workforce at risk as well as the public who will share roads with the workforce as they speed to their temporary accommodation or by the A55 and Motorway network to their families.