THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS

THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS



TEMPORARY PERMISSION GIVEN AGAIN

Thursday, August 23, 2001

A building at Sellafield which has been temporary for the last eight years has been given the okay to continue for another five years - on a temporary basis, of course.

The building, once a canteen, was first given planning permission in 1992 to serve as a temporary training facility for Thorp.

This was renewed in 1996 for a further temporary period of five years.

With its expiry at the end of August, BNFL applied to Copeland council for another five years - again temporary.

Copeland's planning panel gave it a rubber stamping but not before chairman, Coun Sam Meteer exclaimed: "Another temporary one."

Then Coun David Moore, who is chairman of the Sellafield Local Liaison Committee, quipped: "Perhaps sometime we could have a review of all the temporary buildings on the Sellafield site."