NuGen is due to start its second consultation on plans for a nuclear power station at Moorside, Sellafield.

It will run for 11 weeks, starting with an event in Whitehaven on May 14, and involve at least 25 exhibitions across Cumbria.

NuGen is due to decide in 2018 whether to proceed with plans to build three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors on the site.

Fergus McMorrow, NuGen’s planning lead in Cumbria, said: “The feedback from both stages of consultation will help develop the Moorside project in the best way for Cumbria, and west Cumbria in particular.

“The first consultation, which ran for 10 weeks last summer, asked people about their thoughts on the strategic issues surrounding Moorside.

“Stage two will present more detail including information about the site layout, plus proposals for improvements to transport infrastructure and worker accommodation.”