The chairman of Oldbury on Severn Parish Council has raised a number of concerns following the scrapping of plans to build a new nuclear power station. Following the decision by parent company Hitachi to pull out of a project to build a new power station on Anglesey, Horizon Nuclear Power has ceased its activities at both Anglesey and Oldbury. A statement issued by Keith Sullivan, chairman of Oldbury on Severn Parish Council, said: “It is too early to give the Parish Council’s full reaction to the announcement by Horizon today that they are pulling out of all plans to develop a new nuclear power station at Oldbury on Severn. Many of our parishioners live in Shepperdine and are directly affected by this decision. “Initially they may feel relief that their lives may eventually return to where they were ten years ago. “However, we believe, in common with the views of the rest of the Parish, that much depends on what happens next. “We cannot imagine that Hitachi/Horizon will want to dispose of their assets at the purchase price. “The Anglesey sister site is at an advanced planning state, as is the reactor design, and these factors will no doubt have some implications for the disposal of the Oldbury site, which also benefits from approval as a site for a nuclear station.
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