Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 13 August 2018
From Llanbadrig Community Council

Representation

The Wylfa Newydd Development Area falls predominantly within the parishes of Llanbadrig and Mechell. The development proposes constructing two reactors of 2.9-Gigawatt capacity, 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.
We anticipate co-operating with Horizon Nuclear in the Statement of Common Agreement process if they will provide us with basic information that enables us to contribute.
We are concerned about the impact on our communities of potentially 4,000 people residing on site and as many as 9,000 working on site. We expect to engage with Horizon in agreeing appropriate measures to avoid this very large number of individuals disrupting our communities. We also wish to be reassured that emergency and health services are adequately resourced for increased demand.
Horizon have indicated in Document 6.10.2 ES Volume J2 that at least 67 residual receptors (properties?) 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. Local knowledge of the operation of Wylfa suggests that other properties not identified by Horizon may also be affected
The Community Council 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 or provides appropriate support to individuals and families who wish to relocate. We consider their published voluntary Neighbourhood Support Scheme to be wholly inadequate.
We share common concerns with other members of the North Anglesey Partnership about Horizon’s Transport, Accommodation and Welsh language strategies. We have specific concerns about Wylfa traffic using the A5025 between Tregele and the proposed new roundabout South of Tregele and using the Rhosgoch/Llanfechell/Tregele minor road.
We are also concerned to protect as far as is practicable public footpaths that may be affected by the development. Tourism is an important driver of employment and prosperity in North Anglesey - Cemaes Bay is a major focal centre. The Wylfa Newydd development will have a negative effect upon tourism through its impact on accommodation, environment, traffic and services over many years of construction.
We are concerned about the effect of the development will have upon the marine environment including quality of sea water off our coast because of works to create a Marine Offloading Facility and the use of sea water for cooling.
Finally, we have an interest in the plan to store high level radioactive material on site for many decades.