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Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation – Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, Anglesey, North Wales, UK

Carlow County Council has recently received information regarding to letter of notification dated 6 July 2018 from the United Kingdom’s Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) relating to an application for development consent (planning application) for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, which is to be constructed in north Wales.

Under the terms of the 1991 United Nations Convention on environmental impact in a transboundary context (the Espoo Convention), and the EU Directive 2011/92/EU, Member States are required to engage in transboundary public consultation in respect of projects likely to have significant effects on the environment of neighbouring States as part of the environmental impact assessment of a proposed development. Click here to visit the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government which explains in detail the process and also links to all documents associated with this Public Consultation.

Copy of the documents are also available for view and inspection at the Planning Department at Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow R93E7R7 for inspection at the Planning Counter from 9.15pm to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Please note however that Planning Counter Opening Hours are open from the hours of 9.15am to 3.30pm – Monday to Friday should wish to make a submission. Submissions can also be submitted via email to planningdevman@carlowcoco.ie .

All submissions or observations must:

  1. be titled “Transboundary environmental public consultation – Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant”,
  2. include the name and address of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations and the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and;
  3. include reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is based.

Closing date of the consultation is by close of business Friday 25 January 2019.

Please refer to the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government for “Terms and Conditions” and “What will we do with your submissions or observations?”