In accordance with the provisions of EU Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive) and the 1991 United Nations Convention on environmental impact in a transboundary context (the Espoo Convention), the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to undertake a transboundary public consultation in respect of environmental information relating to the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, which is understood to be a proposed development in Anglesey, North Wales.
A notice in relation to the public consultation is available to view in the office of the Planning Section, and on the website, together with a printed copy of the correspondence from BEIS and associated documents identified by BEIS as the relevant documents for the purpose of the consultation. A copy of these documents is available for inspection or purchase from the planning authority. The notice may also be viewed in the public consultation section of the website of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government: www.housing.gov.ie, together with the correspondence from BEIS, relevant associated documents and links provided by BEIS to other environmental information relating to the project.
A member of the public may make a written submission or observations in relation to the potential transboundary environmental effects of the project, by sending them to the Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway to be received by close of business by close of business on Friday 25th January 2019. Submissions may also be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions or observations must—
be titled “Transboundary environmental public consultation – Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant”,
include the name and address of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations and the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and;
include reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is based.
The UK Planning Inspectorate will publish your submission or a summary of same on its website once it has been received by them.
Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
If making a submission or observation you are required by law to provide your name, address, telephone number and email address (S.I. No 600/2001 Article 29(1)(b)(i) Planning and Development Regulations as amended).
The submission or observation or summary of same will be shared with the Minister (S.I. No 600/2001 Article 132(3)(vi), 132(4) and 132(5) Planning and Development Regulations as amended). This information will also be shared with the UK Planning Inspectorate who will publish this on their website. (S.I. No 600/2001 Article 132(5) Planning and Development Regulations as amended).
Processing of special categories of personal data
Under Article 9(1) of the GDPR regulations, the processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation is prohibited. Therefore, Galway City Council requests those making submissions not to include data of this nature in their submission.