NuGen announces Moorside public consultation dates

Artist’s impression of how the 3 AP1000 reactors might look at the Moorside Power Station
Artist’s impression of how the 3 AP1000 reactors might look at the Moorside Power Station

NuGen has announced details of 28 public exhibition events to be held across Cumbria, in the second stage of consultation for the Moorside Project near Sellafield.

NuGen will also be posting the ‘Moorside Have Your Say’ newsletter to households close to sites that are part of the Moorside project on 25 April. 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 14 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.”

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.”

The consultation events schedule is:

14 May – Moorside Information Centre, Whitehaven
17 May – Market Hall, Egremont
18 May – Whitelaw Building, St Bees
19 May – Reading Rooms, Beckermet
23 May – Methodist Church Hall, Seascale
24 May – Village Hall, Gosforth
25 May – Civic and Masonic Centre, Cleator Moor
31 May – Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick
1 June – Muncaster Parish Hall, Ravenglass
2 June – Tarnside Caravan Park, Braystones
7 June – Community Centre, Mirehouse
8 June – Westlakes Science Park
9 June – Community Centre, Distington
14 June – Community Centre, Askam-in-Furness
15 June – The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness
16 June – Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness
21 June – Town Hall, Cockermouth
22 June – St Mark’s Methodist Church, Maryport