Consultation outcome

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Strategy

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Detail of outcome

In 2005 the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was established as a non-departmental public body (NDPB) under the Energy Act (2004) to ensure that the UK’s nuclear legacy sites are decommissioned and cleaned up safely, securely, cost-effectively and in ways that protect people and the environment. The Energy Act requires the NDA to review its strategy at least every 5 years.

The final outcome of this consultation presents NDA’s current strategy, setting out our strategic direction and long-term objectives.

We have also published the integrated impact assessment (IIA) and post-adoption statement with a non-technical summary. These documents identify environmental, socio-economic and health impacts of implementing our strategy.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

An early version of the draft Strategy was published in September 2015 for a period of informal engagement with stakeholders. We received 24 sets of feedback from a wide range of stakeholders including individuals, public bodies and private organisations. Of the 24 respondents, 20 did not directly answer the engagement questions, but provided a more general response. These responses were considered in developing the draft Strategy for the public consultation and they are covered in the General Feedback section of Consultation Response document.

NDA response to pre-consultation feedback from stakeholders on draft strategy published in September 2015

For the public consultation in 2016 we received 67 sets of feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including some of our Site Licence Companies, public bodies, private organisations and individuals. Of the 67 respondents, the majority answered the consultation questions, whilst also providing a general response. These answers and responses were considered in developing the Strategy submitted for approval and they are covered in the Consultation Response document.

To support the consultation on our draft strategy we also held 2 web chats. Both lasted one hour. You can view the transcripts from these events:

Original consultation

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Summary

Sought views on strategy for decommissioning UK's nuclear legacy sites safely, securely, and in ways that protect people and the environment.

Documents

Consultation description

An early version of the draft strategy was published in September 2015 for a period of informal engagement with stakeholders. We are grateful for the responses received. We have now published the NDA response to comments from stakeholders.

The consultation focused on a series of questions seen throughout the document. We welcomed comments on how our strategy or its implementation can be improved and considered these where appropriate.

In support of this strategy we undertook an integrated impact assessment (IIA), which identified environmental, socio-economic and health impacts of implementing our strategy. We also updated our value framework, which provides a toolkit for decision-making and ensures transparency when comparing and assessing options.