Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 10 August 2018
From Conwy County Borough Council

Representation

Summary Response Only (subject to fuller written representations when the examination begins).

Conwy County Borough falls within the Daily Construction Commuting Zone (DCCZ) of 90 minutes. However, the application only explores in detail the Key Socio-Economic Study Area (KSA) of 60 minutes (Holyhead to Bangor), excluding the wider catchment. The application further states that there will be some impacts beyond the KSA, within the DCCZ. This raises concerns as to the potential impact and mitigation on a number of sectors within Conwy without mitigation and appropriate monitoring:

Housing Accommodation (including secondary impacts on Homelessness): The application further states that there will be some impacts beyond the KSA, within the DCCZ. However, the application does not consider the potential impact on Conwy’s rental markets caused by the residing workforce, displacement and Welfare Reform. The capacity of the rental market in Conwy is strained and as such further impacts on demand may exacerbate stock levels and impact on homelessness. Access to the Accommodation Portal would go some way to mitigate these from workforce demand, but issues related to displacement, coupled with Welfare Reform, would require further mitigation and monitoring. The application further states that there will be some impacts beyond the KSA, within the DCCZ.

Tourism Accommodation: The application further states that there will be some impacts beyond the KSA, within the DCCZ. As with housing, the workforce demand and displacement impacts, coupled with Welfare Reform impacts, could place pressure on tourism accommodation and tourism economy without mitigation and appropriate impact monitoring.

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