Wrexham residents are set to have their say on proposals for a new £800m gas-fired power plant in Wrexham next week.
Wrexham Power Limited will begin a week of public drop-in consultation events on the proposed gas power station on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Wrexham.com will be in attendance to pose questions to the company who have claimed that the station could create up to 50 highly-skilled permanent jobs and up to 1,200 construction jobs.
They also said that it will help boost the regional economy as well as providing future energy security to the industrial estate.
Wrexham Power are now asking local people to have their say on the proposals before they go to the next stage.
Staffed public exhibitions on the Wrexham Energy Centre proposals will be held next week, between 2pm and 8pm, at the following venues across Wrexham:
* Monday 2 July 2012 – Marchwiel Village Hall, Piercy Avenue, Marchwiel, LL13 0RH
* Tuesday 3 July 2012 – Rhostyllen Parish Hall, Vicarage Hill, Rhostyllen, LL14 4AR
* Wednesday 4 July 2012 – Atrium Suite, Redwither Tower, Redwither Business Park, LL13 9XT
* Thursday 5 July 2012 – Stiwt Theatre, Broad Street, Rhosllanerchrugog, LL14 1RB
* Friday 6 July – Parciau Community Centre, Bellevue Road, Wrexham, LL13 7NH
Daniel Chapman, a Director of Wrexham Power Limited, said: “We are at a very early stage and we will be consulting on our initial thoughts and ideas.
“We encourage the community to come along and help take these initial plans to the next stage of development, by giving us their feedback on the options we are considering and the proposals more generally.”
Rupert Wood, a Director of Wrexham Power Limited, set out the national picture: “Across the UK, demand for power is growing as our need for electricity grows in our everyday lives.
“However, a number of coal and nuclear power stations are due to shut down in the near future, leaving us with a real challenge to meet demand. Our proposed power station will play an important role in securing the national and local power supply.”
You can also have your say online at www.wrexham-power.com, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a freephone hotline on 0800 319 6185 or by writing to Wrexham Power Limited, Local Dialogue, FREEPOST NAT3717, London, SE1 2BR.
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