Horizon Nuclear Power has applied to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build its Wylfa Newydd station on the Isle of Anglesey.

The company, which is owned by Hitachi, wants to build a plant capable of generating 2.7GW of power on the Welsh island.

The Planning Inspectorate is expected to take up to 18 months to consider Horizon’s application for a Development Consent Order.

Horizon wants to begin generating power in the mid-2020s.

Talks with government

Horizon has also submitted key applications for a Marine Licence, Operations Combustion permit, Operations Water Discharge permit and Construction Water Discharge permit from Natural Resources Wales.

The company has plans for a similar project at Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.

News of the submissions to the Planning Inspectorate and Natural Resources Wales comes as the UK Government enters the next step of negotiations with Hitatchi over the building of the site.

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