A CONSULTATION into a new nuclear power station has been extended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The project team behind the Bradwell B consultation has decided to extend the consultation for a further five weeks, allowing more time for the community to engage with the proposals and provide feedback. The consultation will now end on July 1. The consultation into the major project, which would create 900 permanent jobs, was opened last month. However, exhibitions and face-to-face meetings were cancelled when the country went into lockdown. Alan Rayment, chief executive of Bradwell B, said: “For critical infrastructure projects like Bradwell B to continue moving forwards so we can make progress towards delivering the low carbon electricity the country needs, we have to find new ways for people to engage with us, and I am pleased this is what we have been able to do.” The team is also bringing in new ways to discuss the project as part of the consultation process. Telephone surgery sessions are being held to enable residents to speak to the project technical team in 20-minute appointment slots.
Essex Gazette 14th April 2020 read more »