AN ANGRY Whitehaven town councillor claims she has been gagged from discussing NuGen’s Moorside project. Coun Jayne Laine, for Mirehouse ward, is disputing a decision to prevent her debating NuGen’s plans at any town council meetings. This is because her home is included in the red lined search of the proposed development and she is considered to have a disclosable pecuniary interest (level of financial interest). Coun Laine applied to Whitehaven Town Council’s clerk, Les Abrahams, for a four-year dispensation, which would enable her to discuss plans during meetings, but this has been refused.
Whitehaven News 28th July 2016 read more »
Nugen, the company behind west Cumbria’s proposed new nuclear power station, has said the project will go forward despite the government’s surprise review of the Hinkley Point project.
In Cumbria 30th July 2016 read more »
Today is the final chance for people to have their say in Stage Two of the public consultation into a new nuclear power station in Cumbria. The Moorside power station could provide enough electricity to power seven percent of the UK, according to NuGen, the company behind the plans. They say it would also create thousands of jobs, and have promised major investment in local infrastructure and services.
ITV 30th July 2016 read more »