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 original Bradwell A nuclear power station was decommissioned in 2002 Credit: ITV News Anglia

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 consultation will run for 12 weeks until 27th May

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.

Stephen Robinson, Leader of Chelmsford City Council

See the full list of public exhibitions below:

  • Steeple Village Hall, Garden Fields, Steeple, CM0 7JY, Thur 5th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4RL, Fri 6th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Bradwell Village Hall, South Street, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7QJ, Tue 10th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Southminster Memorial Hall, High Street, Southminster, CM0 7DE, Wed 11th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Jacks Centre Bowls Club, Burnham Road, Latchingdon, CM3 6EX, Thur 12th March, 2pm-8pm

  • North Fambridge Village Hall, Ferry Road, North Fambridge, CM3 6LS, Fri 13th March, 11am-4pm

  • Tillingham Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Tillingham, CM0 7SD, Sat 14th March, 12:30pm-4:30pm

  • Tollesbury Community Centre, East Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8QD, Tue 17th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Great Baddow Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, CM2 7DW, Fri 20th March12pm-5pm

  • William de Ferrers School, Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5JU, Sat 21st March, 11am-4pm

  • Colne Yacht Club, Waterside, Brightlingsea, CO7 0AX, Tue 24th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Royal Burnham Yacht Club, The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AU, Wed 25th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Rawreth Village Hall, Church Road, Rawreth, SS11 8SH, Fri 27th March, 2pm-8pm

  • Meeting Room, Parish Church of St John the Baptist, 55 Main Road, Danbury, CM3 4NG, Sat 28th March, 11am-4pm