Geologists are enjoying the chance to study ancient rock on the bed of the Menai Straits as the National Grid contemplates building a new tunnel. The new tunnel would see cables laid to carry energy from the Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant, which could be opened in the mid-2020s, to the mainland. While the National Grid is hoping to build a tunnel, geologists will be able to study 300 million-year-old rock. Scientists have called it a “unique opportunity” for the study of the area.
BBC 21st Nov 2018 read more »
In accordance with the provisions of the 1991 United Nations Convention on environmental impact in a transboundary context (the Espoo Convention) and the EU Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive), the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has received notice from the UK’s Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in relation to the development consent application (planning application) by Horizon Nuclear Power for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, in Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom. The proposed development principally comprises a proposed new nuclear electricity generating station on the north coast of Anglesey, North Wales with a projected electrical output of approximately 3.1 gigwatts. The proposed development would also include permanent and temporary works in the marine environment; off-site power station facilities, including a control centre, laboratory and emergency equipment garage; and associated off-site development comprising a worker accommodation campus, temporary park and ride facility, construction logistics centre and highway improvements.
Fingal County Council (accessed) 22nd Nov 2018 read more »