A Hunterston ‘C’ nuclear power station features in the new North Ayrshire Council development plan consultation. Hunterston is currently not recognised as a ‘national development’ within National Planning Framework despite being previously designated. NAC believe securing national development status is essential to standing this deep-water port location out as one of Scotland’s key infrastructural investment priorities. The report states: “Over the next two decades, the UK, as a whole, faces major challenges to replace its electricity baseload capacity especially following future closure of several power stations, including Hunterston B in 2023. Hunterston Port Energy Hub is described as ‘a key strategic opportunity’ that offers significant new economic development opportunities, and providing highly skilled jobs for hundreds of people, many living locally.
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