Decision on the extension of the operational life of Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants, located near the Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Each planning authority in Ireland has recently received a copy of correspondence from the Belgian Ministry of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) relating to a proposed 10 year extension to the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power plants, located near the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.
How to Participate
The correspondence from the Belgian Ministry of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development can be accessed in the “Documents” section via the link below, together with the documents provided for the purposes of the transboundary consultation. A printed copy of these documents will be available for public inspection during office hours in each local authority office from Wednesday 28 April 2021. However, due to the effects of COVID19 inspection of these documents may be by appointment only. It is advised that contact via phone to 053 9196101 or email to email@example.com prior to travelling to view the documentation, in order to clarify if you need to make an appointment. A copy may be purchased from the authority at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of copying.
See below for the links to the departments consultation page which is now live:
Making submissions or observations in County Wexford
A submission or observation in relation to the potential transboundary environmental effects of the development may be made in writing to the Planning Section, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions or observations must –
- be titled “Transboundary environmental public consultation – Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants”,
- 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.
Deadlines for submissions or observations
The deadline for the receipt of written submissions or observations by the planning authority under this transboundary consultation process is close of business on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at the latest. Submissions or observations will not be individually acknowledged or responded to by the planning authority. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage will not accept submissions or observations in relation to the consultation.