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14th April 2015
The 10-week public consultation on NuGen’s proposed Moorside Project will start with an event at the Moorside Information Centre in Whitehaven’s Civic Hall on the 16th May.
The date is revealed in NuGen’s ‘Statement of Community Consultation’ (SoCC) which is published this week and outlines how the public will be consulted on plans to construct a new nuclear power station, on land to the west and north of the existing Sellafield Site.
The SoCC also contains further details about plans for more than 20 consultation events to be held across Cumbria. The events will provide the first opportunity for members of the public to talk to an expert team about the plans, and record their views about the Moorside project – set to be Europe’s largest new nuclear development.
Fergus McMorrow, NuGen’s planning lead in Cumbria, said: “We are looking forward to the start of the consultation and are delighted to be able to announce the date of the first event - Saturday 16th May.
“NuGen is very keen to hear the public’s views on the project and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to either come to one of the Cumbrian events, drop into the Moorside Information Centre, or register to “Have Your Say” through the consultation website.”
Throughout the 10-week public consultation period, there will be a staffed, continuous exhibition at the Moorside Information Centre where visitors will be able to access information, ask questions and register their comments.
NuGen’s consultation website is already up and running, ready for the public to “Have Your Say”. The first consultation newsletter and the full SoCC have now been posted to the website, and other important documents explaining the project will follow, including NuGen’s full consultation document from the 16th May. Further details of other consultation events will be published in the coming weeks. You can register now at www.nugenconsultation.com.