Maldon District Council has rejected an application for ground exploratory works ahead of a plan for a nuclear power station at Bradwell. Even though any application to build the actual power station would be decided by national planning authorities, the district council had been asked to approve an application for ground investigations. But the council’s planning committee on Thursday, August 20, said it would harm an important historical area and ecology on land east of the decommissioned power station. This includes the former Second World War RAF base which served as a night fighter base from 1941.
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Maldon District Councillors, at a second time of asking, have pressed home their overwhelming rejection of Chinese developer CGN’s application for land investigations in connection with a proposed new nuclear power station at Bradwell. Chair of the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG), Prof. Andy Blowers, commented: ‘Maldon has long been a supporter of new nuclear power at Bradwell and this refusal deals another blow to CGN’s hopes of building their own reactors in the UK at the site’. The application was first turned down on July 9. At a Special Meeting on August 20, convened in the wake of a second meeting a week previously on August 13, which ended in uproar, the District Planning Committee voted overwhelmingly by fourteen for, one against and three abstentions, to put a brake on Chinese ambitions in the Blackwater and Dengie.
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