Time to have your say
The Bradwell B team is pleased to announce the first stage of public consultation on our proposals for
a new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.
The consultation will start on Wednesday 4th March 2020, running for 12 weeks until 27th May 2020. It will include 15 public exhibition
events and this will be your first chance to review our proposals, engage with our team, and importantly, provide us with your feedback.
Our aim is to submit an application for development consent a few years from now – during this period we will be undertaking
formal consultation, as well as continuing to engage with the local community to understand your views.
Your feedback will be incredibly important in helping us shape our proposals,
and we hope you get involved.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Bradwell B site was designated by the government in 2011 as being potentially suitable for Nuclear New Build. In the past couple of years, we have been undertaking extensive surveys, along with ground and marine investigations to give us a detailed understanding of what can be achieved at the site. Although still early days, we want to share our initial proposals with you now so that there is plenty of time to shape them together.
Our initial proposals are for a twin reactor power station, able to generate enough low carbon electricity to power around 4 million homes. Thousands of jobs will be created during construction, whilst the operating power station will provide hundreds of jobs for at least 60 years. Supporting skills and education programmes in the local area will be key to allowing local people to take advantage of these opportunities.
The local and regional economy will also benefit, with significant opportunities for the local supply chain.
THE NEED FOR BRADWELL B
The UK urgently needs new investment in energy infrastructure to replace old, fossil fuel-based electricity generation sources. Since 2010, 26 power stations have closed, which equates to 20% of the UK’s generation capacity. By the end of the decade, a further 35% of existing generation capacity will close, and so decisive action must be taken now.
Whilst solar, wind and other renewable energy sources will play an important part in meeting the government’s goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, nuclear energy will be vital in meeting the National Grid’s baseline energy needs.
CGN AND EDF GROUP
The two investors in the Bradwell B project are CGN and EDF Group. CGN is a major generator of low carbon energy in China and around the world, and is the biggest builder of new nuclear power stations globally. EDF is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with huge experience of the nuclear sector. It owns the existing operational nuclear fleet in the UK.
The two companies are also working together to build Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C. In the case of Bradwell B, CGN owns 66.5% of the project, and EDF the rest.
|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|
|Mersea Island School, Barfield Road, West Mersea, CO5 8QX||Sat 7th March||11am-4pm|
|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 March||12pm-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
|Sat 28th March||11am-4pm|
THE BRADWELL B BUS
Our Bradwell B bus will be touring the region during the Stage 1 consultation.
Information on the proposals and feedback forms will be available at the bus, with members of the project team on hand to discuss the proposals and take your questions. If the bus team cannot answer your queries on the day, we will record them and subsequently provide an answer having consulted with the project’s technical team.
We will publicise when and where the bus will be on our website and Twitter account, but please contact us should you have any questions.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
When the consultation launches on 4th March 2020, you will be able to find out more information about the project and give feedback by:
Our site: Will go live at the start of the consultation on the 4th March 2020
Post: FREEPOST Bradwell B Consultation
The deadline for responding to our Stage 1 consultation is 11.59pm on Wednesday 27th May 2020. After this date, we will collate the feedback received and use this to shape our proposals before further consultation in the years to come.
If you have any questions about our emerging proposals, please do get in contact
Phone: 01621 451 451