New Nuclear At Wylfa Backed By Council Leader

by Dewi
(North Wales)

The campaign for a new nuclear plant at Wylfa has received the backing of new Anglesey County Council leader Councillor Phil Fowlie.

He reaffirmed the council's intention of being fully behind the plan to secure what would be a major investment and creator of jobs on the island.

Councillor Fowlie has made it clear he aims to continue the "proactive, high level talks" started under his predecessor.

He is acutely aware of how important it is for the island to be among the first locations to be considered during the first tranche of new nuclear build.

The council are in discussion with a number of potential bidders for building new nuclear reactors at Wylfa.

The site owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) is now looking at expressions of interest in the site. A full competitive tendering stage is expected to start during the summer.

The potential of new nuclear build on Anglesey is indeed significant. It will underpin the future sustainability and growth of the whole North West Wales region and not just the island of Anglesey.

Coun Owen, Economic Development Portfolio holder said the new nuclear power station would be crucial in "protecting key jobs in the private sector" while also providing a solid base for new employment opportunities.

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