Open consultation

Working with communities: implementing geological disposal

Summary

We're seeking views from the public and stakeholders on the policy for working with communities in the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) siting process.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on how communities should be engaged in a siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility for higher activity radioactive waste.

The proposals build on commitments set out in the 2014 White Paper ‘Implementing Geological Disposal’, in which the UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive jointly set out an approach based on working with communities in England and Northern Ireland that are willing to participate in the siting process for a geological disposal facility. They relate to how communities should be engaged, how early community investment could be provided to communities that participate in the siting process, how a right of withdrawal could operate throughout the siting process, and how a test of public support could be carried out before construction and operation of a geological disposal facility.

The policy proposals being consulted on here apply to England and Northern Ireland only but anyone from across the UK can respond.

The Welsh Government is consulting in parallel on its policy for arrangements for engaging with communities in Wales in relation to the development of a geological disposal facility. This is a distinct process reflecting the unique characteristics of a siting process in Wales, including the different planning and local government systems and the Welsh language.

Documents

Working with communities: implementing geological disposal

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Ways to respond

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GDF-WWC@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

GDF Team
3rd Floor, Victoria
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H0ET

Published 25 January 2018