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Alex Herbert is Director of Giant Planning Ltd, advising Horizon Nuclear Power on the Wylfa Newydd DCO since June 2017, and supporting the project through Examination.
Previously, Alex was Head of Consents for Tidal Lagoon Power, leading the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon masterplanning and DCO (from inception in December 2012 to consent in June 2015), and commencing development of second and subsequent lagoons until the Government declined to support the technology in June 2018.
Prior to this, Alex led the planning team at Low Carbon Group, consenting over 100MW of solar PV, including the UK’s first 5MW solar farm. He also spent a period in local government, and worked for EDAW/AECOM on masterplanning and infrastructure projects, most notably the London 2012 Olympic Park.
A chartered town planner and member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association, Alex is a graduate of Cambridge University (MA Geography, 1995) and London South Bank University (MA Planning policy & practice, 2006).