Calls for Moorside backing amid consideration for north Wales plant. Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock has called for a similar deal to be made for proposed Cumbria plant after business secretary Greg Clark announced plans to consider direct investment into a new multi-billion pound nuclear power station. Any direct investment in the project, at Wylfa on Anglesey in north Wales, will be made alongside the Japanese government and Horizon Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of Japanese giant Hitachi. Mr Woodcock said: “If the government is prepared to give financial backing to the Wylfa project in Anglesey it should be willing to do the same for Moorside which holds the potential to create upwards of 20,000 high skilled jobs that are needed in Cumbria.
Whitehaven News 6th June 2018 read more »
Cumbria is a global leader in the fields of nuclear, energy and advanced manufacturing, but the county’s transport infrastructure requires significant improvement if we are to build on these strengths and secure potential large scale investments in the coming years. Much of this planned new investment, notably the Moorside development, is earmarked for West Cumbria. That’s why Cumbria LEP is spearheading a consortium of parties and developers working with Network Rail to produce a strategic outline business case for the Energy Coast Rail Upgrade. This Rail Programme Board includes NuGen, Sellafield, the Low Level Waste Repository, National Grid North West Coast Connections, West Cumbria Mining, Network Rail and Northern Rail.
In Cumbria 7th June 2018 read more »