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Monday, December 19, 2016

Hundreds take part in National Grid consultation

  • Hundreds of pieces of feedback submitted to National Grid’s consultation on plans to connect Wylfa Newydd 
  • Detailed comments received from communities, local authorities and stakeholders 
  • Feedback will help National Grid develop planning application 

Hundreds of people have submitted feedback on National Grid’s proposals to connect Wylfa Newydd. 

People across Anglesey and north Gwynedd had their say on plans for a second overhead line and tunnel under the Menai Strait during the consultation which ran from 5 October to 16 December. Stakeholders like National Trust and the RSPB got involved too as well as lsle of Anglesey County Council and Gwynedd Council who submitted feedback on behalf of local communities.  

Gareth Williams, Senior Project Manager, said:

“Thank you to everyone who came to our events, spoke with our team and submitted their feedback - we’ve had some really detailed comments. We know that lots of people have concerns or queries about our work and we’re reviewing everything they’ve raised to see if there are ways that we can further reduce the effects of our proposals. 

“Feedback is really important and we will balance what people have told us with other considerations like landscape, technical requirements, cost, heritage and wildlife.” 

National Grid will consider all feedback as it prepares its final proposals for the new connection ahead of submitting an application for planning consent next year. 

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