PROPOSED routes nuclear waste from other power plants will travel to reach Bradwell have been approved.

Controversial plans to allow Magnox to remove a planning condition barring it from storing waste removed from other plants was approved by Essex County Council in August.

The intermediate level waste, which would come from Sizewell in Suffolk and Dungeness in Kent, typically consists of sludge, sand, gravel and metal.

As part of the approval Magnox is required to provide the route the waste will travel once in the Dengie after arriving by train and road.

County Hall has now approved the plans after discharging two conditions relating to the transportation of the waste.

Some waste will arrive by train to Southminster railway station.

Once it has arrived it will be taken via the B1018, Steeple Road, Foxhall Road, Batt’s Road, Bradwell Road, Steeple Road, Maldon Road, Trusses Road and the Bradwell Site Approach Road.

Southminster councillor Adrian Fluker had raised concerns about the routes.

However Maldon District Council did not object to the plans and no responses were received from Asheldham and Dengie Parish Council, Bradwell on Sea parish Council, Southminster Parish Council, Environment Agency or Highways.

Andrew Cook, director for operations, environment and economy, has now written to Magnox confirming the conditions have been discharged.