YNYS MÔN MP RESPONDS TO WYLFA NEWYDD ANNOUNCEMENT
Following the announcement of Hitachi’s withdrawal from the planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant and the subsequent news that Horizon will cease activities on site, MP for Ynys Môn, Virginia Crosbie, said:
“It is with great disappointment that I have received this news. Over the past few months I have been working hard with Horizon and other key stakeholders locally and nationally to promote and support this project. With the DCO due on 30th September and the UK Government’s Energy White Paper schedule for release in the Autumn, the timing of the news is regrettable. I am in talks with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister about the matter.
“I know that many people on Ynys Môn will feel disillusioned to hear that there has been another setback in the plans for Wylfa. However, I remain committed to my manifesto pledge to bring quality jobs, skilled employment and investment to Ynys Môn.
“I still believe that the Wylfa site offers great opportunities for the UK Government to deliver both its levelling-up agenda and net-zero carbon objectives. It is a prime location for a nuclear energy plant and I welcome the news that Horizon intends to keep the lines of communication open. I will continue to work with them, local stakeholders and the UK Government to look at alternative options for the site.”