Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Nuclear Power Update
Transcript of letter I received 15th July from the Office for Nuclear Development. It will be very interesting to see if Oldbury still features in the Coalition’s view.
‘I am writing to you, given your interest in the Energy National Policy Statements. Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy, announced in Parliament today that DECC plan to re-consult on the Energy National Policy Statements this autumn, saying:
“Today I am announcing that the Government will be launching a re-consultation in the autumn on the draft energy National Policy Statements following the consultation undertaken by the previous administration earlier this year, and in particular due to changes which have been made to the Appraisal of Sustainability for the Overarching Energy National Policy Statement.”
I am aware that many consultation respondents live locally to sites that were nominated to be included on the Nuclear National Policy Statement as suitable for new nuclear power stations, and are very keen for further information on what is happening on sites. We are currently analysing the responses received on sites and in the autumn we will publish the latest Nuclear National Policy Statement and the Government response to the consultation which closed in February 2010. This will include further information on the sites that the coalition Government views as potentially suitable for deployment of new nuclear power stations by 2025.’
Barry Turner (Chairman – Oldbury on Severn District Council)
Posted by Reg Illingworth at 11:55