First Bradwell B consultation telephone surgeries take place

Experts from the Bradwell B Project, which aims to build a new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea, have taken part in its first telephone surgeries in support of its Stage One Consultation.

The 20-minute surgeries have been introduced as an extra measure to make sure that anyone with questions about the Bradwell B Project can put them directly to the Project team. Bradwell B experts across all parts of the project including engineering, construction, ecology and land have been fielding calls from members of the community, keen to know more.

Bradwell B’s Head of Communications, Kate Stinton explained: “When we took the decision to discontinue face-to-face consultation events because of Covid-19, we wanted to make sure all members of the community could still find out about Bradwell B and have a say in the consultation. Telephone surgeries are a new way for people to ask us questions on top of the more traditional routes of email, letter or regular phone call.”

The surgeries are one of several ways to give members of the community the opportunity to find out more about the Bradwell B plans. Bradwell B’s website has undergone an upgrade to feature a new user-friendly virtual exhibition, while packs of consultation information and newsletters have been sent to over 40,000 homes nearest to the site.

Bradwell B’s Project Development Director, Andrew Murdoch is one of the project experts taking the calls from the community: “The telephone surgeries are a great way of making sure people have access to the people responsible for the proposals. My team have already had a number of conversations with members of our neighbouring communities, which has been incredibly useful to understand people’s interests and concerns. If you’re interested and want to know more please do contact us to arrange your own session.”

The consultation was recently extended by 5 weeks, now closing on Wednesday 1st July.

Anyone who would like to arrange a telephone surgery can contact us by clicking here, or by calling the Bradwell B helpline on 01621 451 451. Consultation materials are available to view online, or can be posted to anyone who requests them, including easy-read and large print versions where they are needed.