The Welsh Government must announce their “overdue” decision on the incinerator at Barry Docks – South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has said.
In a letter to Mr Davies – First Minister Carwyn Jones claimed he “anticipated” a decision whether an Environmental Impact Assessment should be carried out on the plant would be made by the end of November 2018.
It followed a statement in March by Minister for the Environment Hannah Blythyn – in which she said she was “minded to” insist on an EIA as part of the latest planning application on the site.
Mr Davies – who initially praised the Welsh Government for their stance on the EIA – said the situation has gone on far too long – and has called for an immediate decision.
He has submitted a Written Assembly Question to the First Minister – and has asked the First Minister to confirm if a decision has been taken.
In a separate question to Ms Blythyn – he has asked her to confirm the outcome of her decision.
Mr Davies said, “It is now getting to a stage where this decision is dragging on and on – and that is unacceptable for local residents.
“The Minister rightly took credit when she confirmed she was minded to insist on an EIA being carried out – but 8 months down the line we still don’t know if this will happen.
“The First Minister provided a deadline of the end of November – and this has now passed. The Welsh Government must be proactive, keep their promises and deliver a decision as soon as possible.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies with residents of Dock View Road]