News has come in that huge plans to build nuclear power stations close to Bristol have come to a final halt. Horizon Nuclear Power has announced it will cease work on the multi-billion pound projects as the funds for them cannot be found. There were plans to develop the power stations at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn in South Gloucestershire.
Gloucester Live 16th Sept 2020 read more »
The scrapping of plans to build a nuclear power plant near Bristol have been welcomed by local campaigners. Developer Horizon is stopping its activities at Oldbury-on-Severn after owner Hitachi confirmed it was withdrawing from the project. Severnside Together Against Nuclear Development (STAND) welcomed the move calling the project “unsafe”. But Oldbury Parish Council said work on flood defences against the River Severn would be set back by the withdrawal. It also expressed disappointment that employment opportunities for people in the region would be lost.
BBC 16th Sept 2020 read more »