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Transboundary Espoo/EIA consultation for proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, Wales

Extension of Consultation deadline to 15th February 2019

 

25 January 2019 – Extension of consultation deadline for Transboundary Environmental consultation on proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant following Horizon Nuclear announcement last week.

 

The consultation deadline for the transboundary environmental consultation on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in the UK, from close of business today, 25 January to close of business on Friday 15 February 2019. 

 

Following the announcement last week that Horizon Nuclear Power was suspending its UK nuclear development programme, including plans for the proposed Wylfa Neywdd plant in Anglesey, North Wales, the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government sought clarification from the UK Planning Inspectorate on the implications of the announcement for the transboundary environmental consultation with Ireland.

 

Notwithstanding the announcement by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that the development consent application (planning application) for the Wylfa Newydd plant has not been withdrawn by the applicant, and it will be continuing with its assessment of the application for the Wylfa Newydd plant as normal. Accordingly, the transboundary consultation between Ireland and the UK will continue with an extended deadline to afford additional time to those who wish to make a submission to do so at this important stage in the process.

 

Anyone intending to make a submission is asked to make them to this planning authority, on or before the new closing date - close of business on Friday 15 February 2019.

 

If you wish to make a submission you can send it to planning@donegalcoco.ie

 

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has received notice from the UK’s Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in relation to a development consent application by Horizon Power for a proposed Nuclear Power Plant in Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom. The applications is subject to environmental impact assessment. PINS has determined that the development has potential transboundary effects on the environment in Ireland. PINS has invited Ireland to undertake transboundary consultation in respect of the development. Public consultation has opened in respect of this consultation process and further details and information can be obtained by following the links below. Hard copies of the application information can also be viewed at the offices of the Planning Authority County House, Lifford.

 

Documents  available for viewing on the Government website

 

Privacy Statement for the attention of persons making a submission or observation

 

Any person who intends to make a submission to the Planning Authority in respect of this Transboundary Espoo/EIA Consultation concerning the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant (Wales), is asked to have prior regard to the following privacy statement in relation to how the Planning Authority will process any such submission or observation in this transboundary consultation process.

 

Privacy Statement 

  1. The legal basis and context for the processing of personal data and any submissions or observations received is Article 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation and Articles, 132(3), 132(4) and 132(5) of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended).
  2. Article 6(1) of the GDPR provides that the processing of personal data shall be lawful only if, and to the extent that at least one of the following applies: (c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject, and (e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  3. Article 132(3)(vi) of the 2001 Regulations provides that submissions or observations on the proposed development may be made in writing to the authority within a specified period – this is the basis for planning authorities receiving the submissions and observations from the public.
  4. Each planning authority is required to consult with the Minister on the potential transboundary effects of the proposed development. This consultation will take place following the receipt of any submissions or observations and will involve the sending on of a copy of the submissions and observations received together with any submission the authority wishes to make itself and which will include a summary of submissions/observations received.(Article 132(4) of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended) refers).
  5. Each planning authority is required, following the aforesaid consultation with the Minister, to consult with the UK. This will involve the sending on of a copy of the submissions and observations received together with any submission the authority wishes to make itself and which will include a summary of submissions/observations received. (Article 132(5) of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended) refers). The UK Planning Inspectorate will publish your submission or a summary of same on its website.
  6. Accordingly all persons are asked to note that Donegal County Council will be sharing the submissions and observations received and a summary of same with both the Minister and the UK Planning Inspectorate.
  7. Under Article 9(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation the processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a person’s sex life or sexual orientation is prohibited. Therefore Donegal County Council requests those making submissions or observations not to include data of this nature in their submission. 

 

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