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Horizon Nuclear Power Community Update – December 2016

Click here to download a copy of Horizon Nuclear Power’s latest Community Update newsletter, which highlights the work we have carried out in the local community in the last year.

We hope you will find this update useful as we continue to keep local people informed about proposals for a new nuclear power station near Oldbury-on-Severn.

This newsletter is being hand-delivered to around 16,000 homes on both sides of the Severn. Copies are also distributed to One Stop Shops and libraries throughout South Gloucestershire, The Forest of Dean and Stroud District Council.

If you have any queries, or would like additional copies, please call us on our Freephone number: 0800 130 3125 or email us at: .

Regulator to consult on reactor assessment

The Environment Agency (EA) is the independent environmental regulator of nuclear power stations and other nuclear sites in England.

In conjunction with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), it is assessing the safety, security and environmental implications of new reactor designs, away from site-specific issues.

Saffron Price-Walter, GDA Manager at the EA, said: “It’s our job to ensure that any new nuclear power station will meet high standards of environmental protection and we are keen to hear from the local community around Oldbury.

All comments made during the consultation will be carefully considered and can help to inform the assessment and decisions about the UK ABWR design.”

To view the EA’s online consultation and its assessment reports, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/gda-of-hitachi-ge-nuclear-energy-ltds-uk-advanced-boiling-water-reactor.

Background Information

Horizon Nuclear Power is a UK energy company developing a new generation of nuclear power stations to help meet the country’s need for sustainable low carbon energy. We are a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd planning to deliver at least 5,400MW of electricity, at our proposed sites, Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.

Horizon’s developments represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a construction workforce of around 4,000, peaking at 8,500 for a short period.

Wylfa Newydd is Horizon’s first site and we aim to secure initial electricity generation at Wylfa Newydd in the first half of the 2020s, with Oldbury to follow. No decisions have yet been made about our Oldbury project and the go ahead would not happen until we’ve carried out formal consultation with local people, allowing them to have their say and help shape our proposals. We're working on the detailed timescales for this.

Contact Horizon

If you have any queries or issues you would like to raise with Horizon, please call Freephone number 0800 130 3125 or email:

For more information on Horizon Nuclear Power, including supplier registration and job opportunities, visit: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

You can write to: Horizon Nuclear Power, 5210 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Delta Way, Gloucester, GL3 4FE.

Talks to local groups

Members of the Horizon Oldbury development team have given a number of presentations on our proposals to local groups and organisations, with further talks scheduled.

The meetings are a great way for Horizon to bring local people up to date and provide an opportunity for members of each group to raise any specific issues or concerns they may have about the project.

As part of their continued programme of local engagement they are keen to schedule more of these individual events and would like to hear from more local groups or organisations who would be interested in meeting with them.

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