The first reactor has to be open by 2025 to satisfy the criteria laid down in EN6, planning is due in 2014, but as we all know a considerable amount of extra land will be required for landscaping..... Yet this is not in place.
There are 250 hectares of land at Horizon's Wylfa site, and they are trying to buy more! There is only 150 hectares at Oldbury/Shepperdine for the equivalent size development.
Reg Illingworth says "As Horizon do not own enough land to start the development ,we are urging DECC to remove Oldbury from the designated list.They cannot build the first reactor by 2025 due to the lack of land. To my knowledge no other landowners in Shepperdine want to sell their land to them, we just want them to go away".