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MoD RE-SUBMITS NOTICE OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

The MoD has resubmitted its Notice of Proposed Development (NOPD) in respect of the proposed Laser Research Facility at AWE Aldermaston to West Berkshire District Council (WBDC) enclosing additional environmental information.

It was received by WBDC during the last two weeks and has yet to be registered on their system, listed on their website or advertised in the Reading Chronicle. It will be treated as a new Notification and the application will be considered in full, in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Department of the Environment Circular 18/84.

There will be further opportunity to raise objections at that stage. The AWE project name, Orion, coined back in summer 2003 is, now in use.

PROVISIONAL TIME SCALE
30th April The NOPD should be in the public domain: advertised in the Reading Chronicle, at the site and (not legally required) on WBDC website: http://www.westberks.gov.uk/WestBerkshire/services.nsf/
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21st May End of Consultation
OBJECTION DEADLINE
23rd June Planning Committee Hearing and Decision

HOW TO MAKE OBJECTIONS
Either
Write making objections to the plans now, marked: AWE Development Application, shortly to be lodged To Lisa Smith / Ian Pearson, Planning )fficer
WBDC
Market Street
Newbury RG14 5LD or
Email: lsmith@westberks.gov.uk or ipearson@westberks.gov.uk
Or
Wait until you can include the Application Reference Number on the WBDC Planning Applications list for Aldermaston Parish, Thatcham or ring 01635 519111 x 2513 for Planning Officers Lisa Smith or Ian Pearson.
Or
Prepare your letter and alert your letter-writing friends now, posting your objection immediately you have the Reference Number.

The MoD are committed to providing more environmental information. WBDC will consult the Environment Agency (EA) and you may want to ask questions or to copy any letter of objection to the EA:
Darren Baker
EA Inspector for AWE
Howbery Park
Wallingford
Oxon.
OX 10 8BD
e-mail:daren.baker@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

 

 

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