Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Accepting written submissions. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2018.

Scope of the inquiry

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee examines draft guidance on the determination of nuclear waste disposal planning applications.

The inquiry will also examine the scope of the guidance for those considering applications and the framework for granting development consents. It will also consider how it fits in with the Government’s Industrial Strategy and emphasis on regional growth.

Latest evidence

  • 10 Jul 2018 - Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF324 KB) HC 1092 | Published 11 Jul 2018

    Evidence given by Philip Matthews, Executive Director, Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum, Ruth Bradshaw, Policy and Research Manager, Campaign for National Parks, and Dr Pauleen Lane, Group Manager National Infrastructure, Planning Inspectorate; Bruce McKirdy, Managing Director, Radioactive Waste Management, Stephen Tromans QC, Members, Committee on Radioactive Management, and Andrew Blowers, Co-Chair, NGO Forum and Chair, Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (at 10.00am); Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, Stephen Speed, Director, and Umran Nazir, Deputy Director, Decommissioning, Radioactive Materials and Geological Disposal Programme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (at 10.45am).

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