A proposal to clear a site for the construction of the £12 billion Wylfa B nuclear site has been approved, despite opposition from environmentalists.
The 15-month process will be undertaken by Horizon Nuclear Power that will clear the 740-acre site to build the power plant, although Greenpeace is seeking to stop to work with the use of legal action, arguing work should not commence until the project has been given the official go-ahead.
Horizon does not yet have the Development Consent Order (DCO) required for the plant – a process that could take up to 18 months for be decided on.
However, Anglesey council approved the plans unanimously on Wednesday and said giving the project prior permission would reduce delays to the construction process.
The plans come after continued delays and increased costs to Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant which is set to spiral by an additional £2.2bn and run a year behind schedule.