NuGen speaks to Cumbrian councils about Moorside nuclear power station plans

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NuGen's proposed power plant at Moorside.
NuGen's proposed power plant at Moorside.

The company behind plans to bring nuclear new build to Cumbria has met local officials and councillors to discuss its scheme.

NuGen - which wants to develop a plant at Moorside, near Sellafield - met officials from Government departments, Copeland Borough Council, Allerdale Borough Council and Cumbria County Council, as well as elected members of the three authorities.

The second stage of the company's public consultation on plans for the Moorside project ended in July 2016 with more than 3,000 people visiting 34 public exhibition events over an 11-week period, which resulted in more than 1,200 pieces of feedback.

These are being looked at by the firm, alongside studies of the design and viability of Moorside.

NuGen plans to submit its development application to Government it has assessed these.

NuGen’s consultation and planning manager, Fergus McMorrow, said: “This work cannot be rushed – we want to make sure our proposals are right.

“The Moorside project will become the region’s largest ever private investment and must be both deliverable and economically viable. The work NuGen is undertaking will make sure that the project can be delivered in the best possible way for west Cumbria.”

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