Agenda and minutes

Venue: Carlisle Spedding

Contact: Clive Willoughby 

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SN 17/46

Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ray Gill.


SN 17/47

Declarations of Interest


There were no Declarations of Interests made at this meeting.


SN 17/48

Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 79 KB


RESOLVED – that the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2018 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.


SN 17/49

Implementing Geological Disposal - Consideration of Draft Council Responses to Government Consultations on pdf icon PDF 361 KB

SN 17/49a

A Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure pdf icon PDF 92 KB

SN 17/49b

Working with Communities pdf icon PDF 121 KB


Members recalled that at the Board meeting in March agreement was made to a process of developing consultation responses to the above two consultations which were launched by Government on 25th January. The closing date for receipt of final submissions being 19th April 2018.


The responses have, principally been developed through a process of Council Member workshops held on 20th and 27th March. In addition, officers attended a number of Government-led workshops held at various locations around the country and Members received a presentation from BEIS officials as part of the Government’s programme of engagement with Cumbrian communities on 19th March. Finally as members of NuLeAF (the Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum), which is the Local Government Association (LGA) representative body on legacy wastes and decommissioning, the Council attended a workshop on 21st March where BEIS officials presented on the proposals for ‘Working with Communities’.


During the discussion the Nuclear Projects & Programme Manager highlighted key issues for the Council contained within the draft consultation responses and sought Members comments for inclusion within the final draft.



RESOLVED – that the draft consultation responses as amended be agreed and submitted to BEIS, subject to Executive approval on 24th April 2018


SN 17/50

Nuclear Position Statement


The Nuclear Projects & Programme Manager reported on the progress to prepare revised Nuclear Position Statements and circulated copies of the latest draft for Members consideration.


RESOLVED – that the final draft of the Nuclear Position Statements will be submitted for Members consideration at the next meeting.


SN 17/51

Planning Update


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


RESOLVED:- That the Update be noted.



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