Plans for a £2.8bn cable tunnel under Morecambe Bay are nearly ready to go to the Planning Inspectorate following completion of public consultation. National Grid is planning a 22km-long, five-metre diameter tunnel to link the proposed Moorside nuclear power station to the National Grid network. Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS) and its sister business Underground Professional Services (UnPS) are near to completing the front end engineering design (FEED) for what is considered to be one of the most technically challenging projects of its type ever proposed.
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Jeremy Corbyn used his quiet visit to the Copeland by-election to tell Labour members he would give his backing for plans to develop nuclear energy plants. The party leader made the day trip to the constituency – which includes the Sellafield plant – yesterday to explain his support for new nuclear power as part of Britain’s “energy mix”. The dash to West Cumbria came after the Tories printed thousands of leaflets in which they highlighted Corbyn’s previous statements critical of nuclear power. Corbyn has indicated he is open to new nuclear power stations but stopped short of backing proposals for a new plant at Moorside, near Sellafield, which could create 21,000 jobs.
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Labour activists in Cumbria have pleaded with Jeremy Corbyn to strongly support nuclear power amid fears that the issue is the party’s ‘Achilles heel’ in the Copeland by-election. The Labour leader was made aware of the concerns as he met local members during a trip to the Lakeland constituency on Sunday, HuffPost UK can reveal. With 20,000 jobs relying on a planned new nuclear plant near Sellafield, both trade union members and activists raised fears that Corbyn’s personal anti-nuclear views could gift the Tories the tight marginal seat.
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