RESIDENTS will get the chance to have their say on plans for a controversial nuclear power station.

Bosses behind Bradwell B, which aims to build a new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea, are to launch a public consultation next month.

They say it will give residents, community groups and businesses to get a detailed understanding of the proposals including what Bradwell B would look like, and developments which will be necessary during the construction.

Bradwell B CEO Alan Raymant said: “We are excited to share our early plans with the community and to hear ideas on how to deliver this project to capture the huge opportunities that Bradwell B will bring to Essex, whilst also supporting the objective for the UK of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“We also want to share and hear feedback about how we’re proposing to carefully manage such a large construction project in a way which protects the community and the environment.

“Our proposed investment in developing Bradwell B will bring economic prosperity through jobs in construction, in operation and in decommissioning for up to 100 years on this site, at the power station, in the supply chain, and throughout the regional economy, supporting this vital piece of national infrastructure.

“It’s clear that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I strongly encourage all members of our community to come along to an event, find out more about Bradwell B, and tell us how they think we could deliver it in the best way for Essex.”

Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group is leading the opposition to the development.

The group has accused the developers of being “hell-bent on pushing Bradwell B forward with partially developed plans”.

The proposed multi-billion-pound project is expected to generate enough electricity for around four million homes once built and create tens of thousands of jobs during construction, and around 900 permanent jobs for at least 60 years during its operating lifetime.

The consultation will open next week, with exhibitions planned at the following venues and times:

  • Steeple Village Hall, Thursday, March 5, 2pm-8pm
  • Maldon Town Hall, Friday, March 6, 2pm-8pm
  • Mersea Island School, Saturday, March 7, 11am-4pm
  • Bradwell Village Hall, Tuesday, March 10, 2pm-8pm
  • Southminster Memorial Hall, Wednesday, March 11, 2pm-8pm
  • Jacks Centre Bowls Club, Latchingdon, Thursday, March 12, 2pm-8pm
  • North Fambridge Village Hall, Friday, March 13, 11am-4pm
  • Tillingham Village Hall, Saturday, March 14, 12.30pm-4.30pm
  • Tollesbury Community Centre, Tuesday, March 17, 2pm-8pm
  • Great Baddow Parish Hall, Friday, March 20, noon-5pm
  • William de Ferrers School, Saturday, March 21, 11am-4pm
  • Colne Yacht Club, Tuesday, March 24, 2pm-8pm
  • Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Wednesday, March 25, 2pm-8pm
  • Rawreth Village Hall, Friday, March 27, 2pm-8pm
  • St John the Baptist Church, Danbury, Saturday, March 28, 11am-4pm