Planning Act regime being extended to nuclear waste.

Is this the real reason for 100 boreholes 150 metres deep on greenfields near Beckermet? Perhaps Moorside is a stalking horse for a nuclear dump plan? Or is that just a crazy paranoid thought? Nuclear dump, nuclear reactors or both,  the press cannot be bothered to raise even an eyebrow, while conservation groups and NGOs stay silent.  Where is the outcry?  Where is the passion to protect the land and the people from radioactive and chemical poisoning?  Has George Monbiot and other nuclear cheerleaders so misled the public that free thinking and activism by conservation groups and NGOs is taboo?

Cumbria Trust

Cumbria Trust advisor Prof. David Smythe has drawn our attention to planning legal expert Angus Walker’s blog, where on the 26th January he posted the following:

N.B.  Interestingly, the post specifically mentions CUMBRIA

“Today’s entry reports on the extension of the Planning Act 2008 to cover nuclear waste disposal.

Earlier this month, the Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 was laid before Parliament. This will extend the Planning Act 2008 regime to a 17th type of nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP). Although the existing 16 thresholds have had some changes, this is the first new type of infrastructure project to be added to the regime.  In particular, the waste water treatment category was extended to include transfer and storage to encompass the Thames Tideway Tunnel rather than adding it as a new category.

This means extending the list of NSIPs in section 14 of the Act from…

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