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The North Wales Connection is a proposed new connection for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey. 

There is an existing line in North Wales, but we need an additional, new connection to get the amount of power from the new station to the homes and businesses that need it.

The new connection is a crucial part of providing reliable low carbon power and unlocking the investment the new power station will bring for North Wales.

We’ve been developing our proposals for a number of years and consulting with the local community so they can influence our work. At our last consultation we presented route options for the new connection – we’ve now reduced those options to provide more detail on where the connection could go.

Our latest proposals

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We’ve carefully considered your feedback and carried out more work to establish how and where we could build the new connection.

We’ve chosen a route in sections one to four, from Wylfa to east of Llangefni – all other routes in these areas are not being taken forward.  The chosen route broadly follows the existing line.  We think this is the best option to keep visual effects for communities and the landscape together in one area.

We’ve also developed our work around the Menai Strait area and we’re not taking forward routes near to Llandaniel Fab, Gaerwen and Bangor.  We have proposed route options to the Strait, crossing zones and the technologies we could use to go underground.

We’re continuing to carefully consider your feedback and are carrying out studies to look at communities, tourism, ecology and the landscape as we develop more detailed proposals.

Our work and your feedback

Over two stages of consultation your feedback has helped us to reduce options to keep potential effects of the new connection as low as we can. We’re continuing to use your feedback to develop our proposals ahead of another consultation later in the year.

What our work would look like

We need to use a wide range of equipment to build a new connection.  Our image library contains photos and diagrams that help you see construction of new connections in other parts of Wales and England. It also shows what the equipment we could use in North Wales might look like.  

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