Moorside Consultation gets off to a flying start
NuGen has started its 10-week public consultation on the proposed Moorside
Power Station with the first of 21 public exhibitions at the newly-opened Moorside
Information Centre in Whitehaven’s Civic Hall.
More than 130 people attended the event on Saturday 16th May, which saw NuGen
honour its commitment to open a town centre location and make it easier for local
people to get involved in its first-stage public consultation on early plans for
The Information Centre contains an exhibition area detailing NuGen’s early proposals
for developing Moorside. It will remain open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
throughout the year, and between 10am and 12 pm on Saturdays until 25th July 2015,
when the consultation closes.
Sandy Rupprecht, CEO of NuGen, welcomed invited guests to an official opening of
the exhibition ahead of the doors opening for the general public to come in and
have their say.
He said: “The Moorside Project will have a positive transformational effect on the
whole of Cumbria. The prospects for employment, skills development and
involvement of local supply chain companies are considerable.
“How we take forward positive and sustainable transport, employment, supply
chain, accommodation and construction solutions are of key importance locally.
That is why we want to know the public’s point of view”.
Jamie Reed, newly re-elected MP for Copeland performed the opening with a
ceremonial “switch-on” of the Civic Hall exhibition. He said: “I’m extremely pleased
that NuGen has taken the step of opening this facility in the centre of Whitehaven,
bringing the consultation to the people of West Cumbria and making it very easy for
them to have their say.”
Dates for all the public exhibitions, along with the documents and materials for the
consultation, are available on the consultation website: www.nugenconsultation.com.
People can also use this website to register their interests and to ‘Have Your Say’.