We’re currently finalising our proposals, having listened to the views of residents, specialist bodies and elected representatives and taken these into account whenever we can. We’ve also been carrying out more studies and speaking to landowners along the route to help find ways to further reduce the effects of our proposals where we can.
When our proposals are ready, we’ll prepare an application to the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, via the Planning Inspectorate.
The will include a Consultation Report that explains what you’ve told us and how we’ve taken this into account, and an Environmental Statement to explain the likely environmental effects of our proposal.
We’ve always planned to apply for consent for the proposed connection after Horizon has submitted their application for Wylfa Newydd to the Planning Inspectorate. They’ve now said this won’t be until next year, so we’ve decided to move our application back too. You can find out more about this in our blog.
You’ll have further opportunities to have your say and put your comments directly to the Planning Inspectorate to be considered once we’ve submitted our application. You can find out more about the planning process at the following websites:
infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk - process for considering applications for development consent for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (such as the connection we are proposing).
planningportal.gov.uk/planning/planningsystem - process for considering planning applications to a local planning authority.
We think it will take four to five years to build the connection, with additional time to reinstate the land and restore it to its previous use.