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Application submitted for National Grid’s North Wales Connection Project

We have submitted our application for a new connection for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station to the Planning Inspectorate.

Our proposals are for a new, second line of pylons mostly in parallel to the existing line from Wylfa in Anglesey to Pentir in North Gwynedd.  Where the connection crosses the Menai Strait, we are proposing to put it in a tunnel. We also need to make changes to our existing substations at Wylfa and Pentir.

Our application is the result of eight years of work and three stages of consultation.  We’d like to thank the landowners, residents and stakeholders who have worked with us to develop our proposals.

You can find more information and a map of our proposals in our latest project newsletter.

Now we’ve submitted our application, the Planning Inspectorate is responsible for the process moving forward.

The Planning Inspectorate is responsible for examining national infrastructure planning applications like the North Wales Connection Project. They provide a recommendation on whether to grant a Development Consent Order to the relevant UK Government’s Secretary of State, who makes the final decision on whether to give the project consent.

You can view all of the documents in our application on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

There is the opportunity to get involved in the planning process and provide information to the Planning Inspectorate to consider alongside our application.

Details of how to get involved are on their website.

National Grid survey works in the Menai Strait

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Throughout the autumn, we're undertaking geological surveys in the Menai Strait and you may see our survey rig there.

What the connection could look like

You can see what the second connection might look like in our image and film libraries.


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