Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 12 August 2018
From Tregele Action Group (TAG) (Tregele Action Group (TAG))


The Wylfa Newydd Development Area falls within the parish of Llanbadrig, as does the village of Tregele. The development proposes constructing two reactors with capacity of 2.9 Gigawatts, a support services complex and a proposed 4,000 bed temporary workers campus. Construction will involve major earthworks with the creation of artificial drumlins which will significantly change the landscape. As Tregele is the village situated closest to the proposed project’s site, we have a particular interest in knowing the extent of any potential vibration, noise, light, air and odour pollution that the site's construction and subsequent operation will create, and how effective the artificial drumlins will be in protecting the quality of life of Tregele residents.

Horizon have indicated in Document 6.10.2 ES Volume J2 that at least 67 residual receptors in Tregele and between Tregele and Cemaes will experience major or moderate effects from the development; and that for residential properties and other buildings in close proximity to the Wylfa Newydd Development Area vibration during construction could cause annoyance, feelings of alarm and, in the most severe cases, could cause damage to structures; high noise levels during construction could cause annoyance and reduce speech intelligibility at five offices and one commercial premise; and that these effects could persist for eight years.

Tregele Action Group needs to be informed of the identity of affected properties and to be assured that owners of affected properties are advised of their situation. We are concerned that Horizon takes adequate steps to mitigate against these adverse effects and provides appropriate support to individuals and families who wish to relocate. We consider their published voluntary Neighbourhood Support Scheme to be wholly inadequate in this regard.

Furthermore, we are concerned about the impact on our community by potentially 4,000 people residing on site and as many as 9,000 working on site. We have an interest in knowing how Horizon intends to ensure that workers integrate with the local community, avoiding this very large number of individuals disrupting our small village, whether through crime, anti-social behaviour and/or via the increased demand for local resources.

We share common concerns with Llanbadrig Community Council and the North Anglesey Partnership about Horizon’s Transport and Accommodation strategies. We have specific concerns about Wylfa traffic using the A5025 East of Tregele and using the Rhosgoch/Llanfechell/Tregele minor road.

Finally, we have an interest in the plan to store high level radioactive material on site for many decades.