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Application for Wylfa Newydd connection accepted for examination 

Our application for a new connection for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate. 

This means the Inspectorate is happy that we have provided all of the information needed to review the proposals.

Our proposals are for a new, second line of pylons mostly in parallel to the existing line from Wylfa in Anglesey to Pentir in North Gwynedd.  Where the connection crosses the Menai Strait, we are proposing to put it in a tunnel.  We also need to make changes to our existing substations at Wylfa and Pentir.  

Our proposals are the result of eight years of work and three stages of consultation.  We’d like to thank the landowners, residents and stakeholders who have worked with us to develop our proposals. 

The connection for Wylfa Newydd is an important part of unlocking many millions of pounds of local investment and around 9,000 construction jobs the power station will create.  It will also transport low carbon power to the homes and businesses that use it.  

The Planning Inspectorate will now independently assess our proposals and make a recommendation on whether they should be given consent.  The UK Government’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will make the final decision on whether to give the project the go ahead. 

There is the opportunity to get involved in this review and give feedback directly to the Planning Inspectorate to consider alongside our application documents.  They will also hold a series of meetings in the local area that people can attend and participate in.   

Details of how to register for updates and all of our application documents are on their website

For an overview of our proposals and a map please read our latest project newsletter.

For information about how we work with landowners please see our lands code of practice and lands rights strategy here.

National Grid survey works in the Menai Strait

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Throughout the autumn, we're undertaking geological surveys in the Menai Strait and you may see our survey rig there.

What the connection could look like

You can see what the second connection might look like in our image and film libraries.


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