The public’s chance to have a say on a proposed new £10 billion nuclear power station begins on Saturday. NuGen, the firm behind plans for the three-reactor Moorside plant, is hosting 28 public drop-in sessions over the next 11 weeks to gauge public opinion to the scheme. They begin at the Moorside Information Centre at Whitehaven Civic Hall, which opens at 10am on Saturday and remains open (10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to noon on Saturdays) for the duration of the consultation. Fergus McMorrow, NuGen’s planning lead in Cumbria, said: “It is extremely important that everyone gets an opportunity to come and have their say. “This consultation is the second of two public consultations. The first took place over 10 weeks from May 2015 and we welcomed over 1,800 people through the doors of our events. “The second stage is an opportunity for the public to see how the project has developed, taking into account the feedback that we received last year.”
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MILLOM could benefit from a property market boom triggered by the new nuclear development at Moorside, Sellafield. Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has predicted population growth of 50,000 in the county over the next 10 years, much of it due to an influx of labour needed for the site in west Cumbria. All these workers will need somewhere to live temporarily or permanently. A major effect on housing sales and lettings is inevitable.
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