Bradwell B consultation deadline extended
In light of the current situation with Covid-19, and the need to curtail face-to-face consultation events, the decision has been made to extend the Bradwell B consultation by 5 weeks, allowing more time for the community to engage with the proposals and provide feedback.
Innovative ways to engage online and via phone are being introduced, including an interactive webpage allowing people to drill down into proposals, and a virtual exhibition displaying our exhibition boards.
Importantly, the project is also offering new 20-minute pre-bookable surgery sessions with experts who are available to answer questions throughout April. Meetings with parish councils that would otherwise have taken place in the local parish halls are now being offered online or by telephone. The public will continue to be able to contact the project with questions via email and telephone.
Alan Raymant, CEO of Bradwell B, said: “It now seems likely that efforts to protect the public will continue for some time, and we of course understand that this has to be the priority right now. For critical infrastructure projects like Bradwell B to continue moving forwards so that we can make progress towards delivering the low carbon electricity the country needs we have to find new ways for people to engage with us, and I am pleased that this is what we have been able to do.
“We also want to give people as much time and opportunity as reasonably possible to give us feedback hence our decision to extend the consultation. And we will continue to engage with the community after the consultation stage itself in order to make sure we get as much input from the public as possible.”
The Bradwell B project will continue to closely monitor the changing situation relating to Covid-19 in respect of consultation activities, and is continuing to listen to advice from Public Health England and the Government, as well as to the concerns of the public, our staff and other stakeholders.