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NuGen to host 28 public exhibitions as public consultation moves forward

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NuGen have announced they will host 28 public exhibition events across Cumbria, as part of the public consultation on the Moorside Project.

The Moorside Project involves plans to build a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria, and residents close to the proposed site will receive newsletters next week.

NuGen have had problems with their public consultation lately, after misleading letters were posted to West Cumbrian residents that led some fear they were receiving compulsory purchase orders.

In addition to the consultation events, NuGen’s continuous exhibition at the Moorside Information Centre, Whitehaven Civic Hall, will be open between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday throughout the consultation period.

NuGen’s Planning Lead in Cumbria, Fergus McMorrow, said:

The first of the 28 events will be held in Whitehaven on the 14th May and over the next 11 weeks we will move around the county - from Carlisle in the north to Barrow-in-Furness in the south. It is extremely important that everyone gets an opportunity to come and have their say about the Moorside Project.

– Fergus McMorrow