Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 13 August 2018
From Dwr Cymru Welsh Water


1. D?r Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) is a statutory undertaker responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high-quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and disposing of wastewater. DCC owns, operates, maintains, improves and extends the system of public sewers, water mains and associated apparatus together with treatment works and pumping stations and has corresponding statutory duties to ensure effectual drainage and for making available supplies of water. DCC’s primary concern within the context of this application for Development Consent therefore is to ensure that statutory obligations are met and the environment is protected.

2. DCC has actively engaged with Horizon Nuclear Power (HNP) at pre-application stages in regard to its application for the Wylfa Newydd power station. This pre-application engagement has primarily related to the provision of water and wastewater infrastructure to service the construction and operational phases of the development. In addition, discussions have been held in regard to the protection of existing assets that may be affected by the development proposals.

3. In this context, specific concerns for DCC include, but are not limited to, the potential impact on:
a. The provision of water supply to service the construction and operational phases of development
b. The provision of adequate wastewater infrastructure to ensure the effectual drainage of wastewater discharges that are generated at construction and operational phases of development
c. Water quality and resources
d. The structural integrity of DCC assets and apparatus
e. DCC’s statutory rights of access to its watermains and associated apparatus
f. DCC’s ability to fulfil its statutory obligations
g. DCC’s land and associated rights

4. As part of ongoing dialogue with HNP work continues to agree a Statement of Common Ground that, once finalised, can be submitted to the Inspectorate as part of the examination. In regard to Protective Provisions, which will form part of the Development Consent Order, discussions remain ongoing in regard to the provisions and this is duly noted in the Applicant’s submission (Explanatory Memorandum, paragraph 7.46). We therefore encourage the Applicant to continue this engagement at its earliest opportunity.

5. DCC intends to make detailed representation on the draft DCO during the examination stage of this PA2008 process.