Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy
Further to my statement of 22nd March 2022 on the Baglan Energy Park, the Welsh Government have now been given permission to appeal the decision made in the High Court. I am now taking the necessary steps to file that appeal, by Monday 4th April, in accordance with the Court Order.
At the same time as permission to appeal was granted, the High Court Judge in this matter has also ordered that power to the Baglan Energy Park be maintained until the outcome of that appeal is determined.
We will continue to work with all relevant parties to seek to secure a solution to the very significant risks of public health and environmental harm including increased flood risk (as well as the risks to the local economy) the termination of the private wire energy supply would create for businesses and citizens in Baglan, ahead of the new distribution network being in place.
I will keep members updated on any further developments.