'˜Brexit will delay any building by two years'

A CAMPAIGNER says the decision on the proposed IFA2 is likely to be delayed because of Brexit.

Tuesday, 17th January 2017, 5:55 am
Bill Hutchison

Bill Hutchison, chairman of the Hill Head Residents Association said that the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union could delay the project by two years.

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CRE – the French energy market regulator – pushed back an investment decision on the project until next Tuesday after Brexit prompted a further consultation with stakeholders due to uncertainties regarding the UK’s access to the electricity market.

Mr Hutchison said: ‘It doesn’t matter if the council approves the plans because any building might be delayed for the next two years due to uncertainties raised by Brexit.’

A council report ahead of the decision said the fallout from Brexit is not enough of a reason to defer the decision.