Plans for new Bradwell nuclear power station open for public consultation

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People in Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex will get to have their say on plans for a new nuclear power station from today.

A 12 week public consultation is starting on proposals for Bradwell B – a twin reactor on the same site as a power station which stopped operating in 2002.

The consultation will include fifteen exhibition events across Essex which will give local residents the chance to review the proposals.

We are excited to share our early plans with the community, and to hear ideas on how to deliver this project to capture the huge opportunities that Bradwell B will bring to Essex, whilst also supporting the objective for the UK of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

– ALAN RAYMANT, CEO, BRADWELL B

The Bradwell A nuclear power station still sits on the shores of the Blackwater estuary.

CEO of the Bradwell B project, Alan Raymant, is confident that building a new power station will bring a lot to the area.

This power station would generate enough electricity to power 4 million homes.

We would expect the power station to operate for around 60 years and provide long term employment for that period as well as low carbon electricity for UK households for that duration.

– ALAN RAYMANT, CEO, BRADWELL B

The multi-billion pound project is expected to create thousands of new jobs during construction and boost the local economy.

However, construction could take around ten years, and some are worried that there will be huge disruption for people living locally, as well as the impact on the environment.

The Bradwell nuclear power station will have a massive impact on the local community- there will be thousands of lorries every day, all day.

There’s going to be significant impact on the local roads on top of all the development we’re already seeing.

– STEPHEN ROBINSON, LEADER OF CHELMSFORD CITY COUNCIL

There will be a public exhibition at William de Ferrers School on Saturday 21st March, 11am-4pm