Agenda and minutes

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No. Item

SN 18/12

Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Linda Jones-Bulman.

SN 18/13

Declarations of Interest


No declarations of Interests were made.

SN 18/14

Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 June 2018. pdf icon PDF 86 KB


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2018 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

SN 18/15

Presentation from Nuclear Decommissioning Authority re: Business Planning Process


Members received a presentation from Martin Liefeith, Susan Lawson and Kelly Anderson of the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) on the Business plan and work in progress.


The presentation was then open to a full questions and answer session by Members.


It was agreed that once available the Annual report and accounts would be circulated to all Members of the Board.

SN 18/16

Update on Developments in Radioactive Waste Management. pdf icon PDF 110 KB


Consideration was given to a report updating Members on recent developments in radioactive waste management and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) strategy and planning, specifically;

I.          the development of the NDA Business Plan;

II.         consultation on a single Radioactive Waste Strategy;

III.        recent publication of the updated Nuclear Provision;

IV.        Regulation of Nuclear Sites in the Final Stages of Decommissioning and Clean up;

V.         Guidance on Requirements for Release from Radioactive Substances      Regulation;

VI.        Proposals to develop a National Narrative on ‘in-situ’ disposal (ISD)


RESOLVED – That the current position regarding the above developments relating to radioactive waste and nuclear materials management be received and noted.

SN 18/17

Consultation on Draft Nuclear Safeguards Regulations. pdf icon PDF 90 KB


(Note: Councillor Yvonne Clarkson left the meeting prior to consideration of this item.)


Consideration was given to a report setting out the background to a recent consultation launched by UK Government on proposals for a new nuclear safeguards regime that will come into force following the UK’s departure from the European Union and the Euratom Treaty. In view of the fact that the closing date for the consultation was 14th September the consultation response was agreed by the Chair of SNEB and the Portfolio Holder for Nuclear and Corporate Resources prior to submission. 


RESOLVED – That the current position regarding the development of new nuclear safeguards and the Council’s consultation response be noted.


SN 18/18

Nuclear Projects Update pdf icon PDF 79 KB


Consideration was given to a report providing a summary update of key projects relating to the Councils nuclear activities specifically the Moorside Project, the North West Coast Connections Project and the Governments intentions for the provision of a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for higher activity radioactive waste.


RESOLVED – That the current position be noted in relation to the Moorside Project and the North West Coast Connections Project and UK Government’s proposals for the development of a GDF.

SN 18/19

Planning Update


The Senior Planning Officer provided the Board with an update of developments at Sellafield Limited.


RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

SN 18/20

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Strategic Nuclear and Energy Board will be held on Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 2:00pm in the Bainbridge Room.


Was noted that the next meeting of the Strategic Nuclear and Energy Board would be held on Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 2.00pm in the Bainbridge Room.


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