Anglesey Aluminium site demolition plans unveiled...but landmark chimney stays for now
The developers of a huge new biomass plant have submitted plans to knock down parts of the former Anglesey Aluminium site on the island.
A demolition notice has been lodged with the island’s council planners by the Orthios Group to make way for the billion-pound project.
The application will see the flattening of several one-storey buildings which used to house the potlines, metal products and green carbon processes.
Others set to be removed include the carbon rodding, carbon bake and baghouse facilities, all of which have been empty since mothballing in 2009.
However, the Anglesey Aluminium chimney - a prominent feature of the island’s skyline since the early 1970s - will remain in place for now.
A decision on the fate of the iconic chimney, which towers over the town and much of western Anglesey, has yet to be made.
The drawings for the finished biomass plant show the chimney as having been removed.
Orthios says it needs to clear the site for its new plant, which will process waste wood to create power, with the generated heat also used to farm prawns and grow vegetables.