The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have announced an inquiry into the draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure. They seek written evidence by Friday 15 June 2018.
The inquiry will examine the objectives and scope of the guidance for those considering GDF applications and the framework for granting development consents. The inquiry will also consider how the GDF fits in with the Government’s Industrial Strategy and emphasis on regional growth.
Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said:
“Disposing of our nuclear waste safely is an issue of paramount importance. Decisions on the locations of nuclear disposal sites may have a significant impact on local communities. It’s vital that local planning authorities and the Secretary of State have the right guidance to take these important decisions. We’ll be assessing the suitability of the draft guidance, whether there are any improvements that can be made and what factors should be part of the decision-making process.”
The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all of the following questions:
You can submit your evidence through the Committee’s website.