Issue details

Community Benefit Negotiations associated with the new vaults proposed at the low level waste repository near Drigg, West Cumbria.

In July 2011, the Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (the developer) submitted a planning application to the Council, as determining planning authority, for the disposal of Higher Activity Low Level Radioactive Waste at the existing repository near Drigg in West Cumbria. Consideration is currently being given to negotiate a Community Benefits Package with Low Level Waste Repository Limited, connected to this proposal.  This report asks Cabinet to agree that the Corporate Director for Environment and Community Services, in consultation with the Leader, Deputy Leader, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Property and the Portfolio Holder for the Environment, leads on negotiations with Low Level Waste Repository Limited and agrees the principles of the Community Benefits Package, which is then brought to a future Cabinet for approval

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/02/2014

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: Not before 3rd Apr 2014 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Property

Lead director: Executive Director - Economy and Infrastructure

Contact: Jim Savege, Corporate Director - Environment and Community Services The Courts, Carlisle CA3 8NA Email: jim.savege@cumbria.gov.uk Tel: 01228 226340.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Communities and Place Scrutiny Advisory Board