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21st April 2016
Details have been announced of 28 public exhibition events* to be held across Cumbria, in the second stage of consultation for the Moorside Project. Cumbrians will, once again, be able to Have Their Say on proposals for the Moorside Project to build a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria.
NuGen will communicate the dates through newspaper and radio adverts and will be posting the ‘Moorside Have Your Say’ newsletter to households close to sites that are part of the Moorside project on April 25th. The newsletter will provide more information on the various ways that Cumbrians can Have Their Say on the proposals. The newsletter and more information will also be available on NuGen’s dedicated consultation website, www.nugenconsultation.com.
In addition to the consultation events, NuGen’s continuous exhibition at the Moorside Information Centre, Whitehaven Civic Hall, will be open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday throughout the consultation period.
NuGen’s Planning Lead in Cumbria, Fergus McMorrow, said: “The first of the 28 events will be held in Whitehaven on the 14th May and over the next 11 weeks we will move around the county - from Carlisle in the north to Barrow-in-Furness in the south. It is extremely important that everyone gets an opportunity to come and have their say about the Moorside Project.”
The front cover of the newsletter also includes the first image of the planned three AP1000® reactor lay-out of what will become Moorside Power Station. The image is an artist’s impression of how the Moorside Power Station might look in situ – showing the architectural vision and visual impact of the site on its surroundings.
In addition to proposals for Moorside Power Station, the project includes worker accommodation campuses in Mirehouse, Egremont and Corkickle, rail and road improvements at various locations and developments at the Port of Workington.
“This consultation is the second of two public consultations,” added Fergus. “The first took place over 10 weeks from May 2015 and we welcomed over 1,800 people through the doors of our events. The second stage is an opportunity for the public to see how the project has developed, taking into account the feedback that we received last year.”
* Public consultation events schedule:
14th May – Moorside Information Centre, Whitehaven
17th May – Market Hall, Egremont
18th May – Whitelaw Building, St Bees
19th May – Reading Rooms, Beckermet
23rd May – Methodist Church Hall, Seascale
24th May – Village Hall, Gosforth
25th May - Civic and Masonic Centre, Cleator Moor
31st May - Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick
1st June - Muncaster Parish Hall, Ravenglass
2nd June - Tarnside Caravan Park, Braystones
7th June - Community Centre, Mirehouse
8th June - Westlakes Science Park
9th June - Community Centre, Distington
14th June – Community Centre, Askam-in-Furness
15th June – The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness
16th June – Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness
21st June – Town Hall, Cockermouth
22nd June – St Mark’s Methodist Church, Maryport
23rd June – Labour Club, Mirehouse
5th July – Bridge Centre, Workington
6th July – Energus, Lillyhall
12th July – Town Hall, Kendal
13th July – Pensioner’s Hall, Millom
14th July – Millstones Centre, Bootle
19th July – Market Hall, Wigton
20th July - Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle
21st July – Masonic Hall, Penrith
27th July - Moorside Information Centre, Whitehaven