Final day of Moorside nuclear power station consultation

The public consultation is coming to a close. Credit: ITV Border

Today is the final chance for people to have their say in Stage Two of the public consultation into a new nuclear power station in Cumbria.

The Moorside power station could provide enough electricity to power seven percent of the UK, according to NuGen, the company behind the plans.

They say it would also create thousands of jobs, and have promised major investment in local infrastructure and services.

An artist's impression of the new plant. Credit: NuGen

Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria County Council have both approved the plans, in principle.

However, they say that if Moorside was to go ahead, it would need to be paired with a huge amount of investment in West Cumbrian infrastructure, including roads and community services.