8th November 2018

Toshiba to take steps to wind up NuGen

Today, Toshiba reported to the Tokyo stock exchange that it was winding up NuGEN, and thus ending the Moorside project. It would seem that they are writing off the costs that they have incurred.

They had indicated to us that this would happen, if there was no reasonable chance of selling up by the end of this year. It will just be necessary to tidy up the site over a 3 month period.

At the outset, 10 years ago, the Parish Council supported the project, judging that the majority of villagers felt that way; many had contacts with the nuclear industry.

However, there had been a steady trickle of people saying that they no longer supported the company, particularly as it had not made anything available to deal with 4 major concerns expressed locally.

Toshiba Press Release

4th November 2017

NuGen sponsored road repairs in Beckermet now rescheduled to start 13th November.

Repairs to Old Church Road

9th October 2017

NuGen Consultation

NuGEN have decided not to complete their Consultation Report at this stage, but have posted an interim response with some appendices. They are confident of restarting their work in the New Year, as they expect to announce a buyer.

3rd February 2017

Parish Council News Update

The Parish Council has published the following information regarding NuGen/Moorside and Beckermet roads.