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LLWR Final Planning Statement

This Planning Statement accompanies a detailed planning application submitted in respect of further development at the Low Level Waste Repository. The application has been made to Cumbria County Council as the relevant Waste Planning Authority (WPA) for the area in which the site is located.


LLWR Final Planning Statement October 2015

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The application seeks full planning permission for:

  • The phased construction of additional vaults (10 and 11 and an extension to Vault 9 (9a))
  • the disposal of low level radioactive wastes in the new vaults and in the existing Vault 9 including the higher stacking of waste containers in Vault 9
  • the permanent retention (disposal) of waste containers by means of higher stacking in the existing Vault 8
  • the phased construction of a permanent capping layer over Trenches 1-7 and Vaults 8-11 and the site of potential Vaults 12-14; together with other ancillary works
Published 30 October 2015