Background
Background

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Ground Floor, The Beacon Portal, West Strand, Whitehaven. CA28 7LY

Contact: Clive Willoughby  Tel: 01946 598328

Items
No. Item

SN 19/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

SN 19/23

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillors Dave Banks and Sam Pollen declared a personal interest in the agenda items due to being employed by Sellafield Limited.

 

Steven Morgan declared a personal interest in the agenda items due to having worked in the nuclear industry and being on the Hinckley Point Board.

 

SN 19/24

Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

SN 19/25

NDA and Sellafield Integrated Waste Management Strategies pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes:

Matt Buckley and Kelly Anderson (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) presented an overview of the NDA and Sellafield Integrated Waste Management Strategies, which applied to all the NDA estate.

 

It was noted that the Strategy was issued in October 2019.

 

During the discussion that followed, members asked how the targets were to be measured,

If a plan for the entire Sellafield site in the future was available, if the site was on track with its current missions and regarding storage space on site.

 

The presenters were thanked for their attendance and presentation.

 

RESOLVED:- that the presentation on the NDA and Sellafield Integrated Waste Management Strategies be received.

 

SN 19/26

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Update: Business Plan 2020-2023 and Strategy 4 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Minutes:

Kelly Anderson (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) presented on the NDA Business Plan to members, highlighting that this was a requirement of the Energy Act and was a rolling three year plan that was published annually. The Plan was due to be published on 23 December 2019 with statutory consultation taking place until 17 February 2020.

 

This was followed by the Strategy 4 this was also a requirement of the Energy Act and published every five years. Strategy 4 was due to be published on 1 April 2021 with statutory consultation taking place between 17 August 2020 and 8 November 2020. Pre-engagement would begin in early 2020.

 

A bespoke consultation plan for Copeland would be produced including updates to this Board, Member briefings, social media and Site Stakeholder Groups.

 

Kelly Anderson was thanked for her presentation.

 

RESOLVED:- that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Update: Business Plan 2020-2023 and Strategy 4 presentation be received. 

 

SN 19/27

Nuclear Projects Update pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

The Nuclear Programmes and Projects Manager provided the Board with an update on the Moorside Project, Advanced Nuclear Technologies, Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs), the New Nuclear Local Authorities Group (NNLAG) and Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

 

RESOLVED:- that

a)      update be noted, and

b)      further officer involvement in supporting Phase 1 of the UK Small Modular Reactors project be endorsed. 

 

(Note: Councillor David Moore left the meeting at this point at  3:40pm)

 

SN 19/28

Exempt Information

The Chair to move:

That under Section 100 (a) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item on the grounds that, if they were present, there could be disclosed to them exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the press and public be excluded for the remaining items of business in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

SN 19/29

Planning Update

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer provided the Board with a verbal update of developments at Sellafield Limited.

 

(Note: Councillor Sam Pollen left the meeting during this item at 4:00pm)

 

RESOLVED:- That the Update be noted.

 

SN 19/30

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Strategic Nuclear and Energy Board will be held on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 2:00pm in the Bainbridge Room.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Strategic Nuclear and Energy Board will be held on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 2:00pm, in the Bainbridge Room, The Copeland Centre, Whitehaven.

 

 

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