The small village of Theddlethorpe – a rebellion against top-down decision making appears to be brewing over a plan to bury nuclear waste under a disused gas terminal in the village. It’s no surprise that Theddlethorpe residents are up in arms. But though details of the scheme only emerged by chance in the last week of July, it seems as though the site has been under consideration since 2019. The announcement caught many on the hop. The County Council had said nothing official prior to the middle of that week but local MP Victoria Atkins was quick to complain that the first she’d heard of the scheme was when the news broke in the media. The politics of the Theddlethorpe proposal are therefore going to make fascinating watching. Lincolnshire regularly votes Conservative. Ballots are not so much counted as weighed. But there are a number of factors in play that may change that.
Central Bylines 7th Aug 2021 read more »
PLANS to ‘dump’ nuclear waste in a North East town are being explored, it has been revealed. The proposal, which claims that nuclear waste could be ‘dumped’ in Hartlepool, has been met with a furious backlash from politicians. In a letter sent to numerous politicians in the region, including Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Mayor, and Hartlepool Council leader Shane Moore, Sacha Bedding, the chief executive of the Wharton Trust said he wanted to ‘explore whether Hartlepool would be a suitable location for an offshore Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)’.
Northern Echo 6th Aug 2021 read more »