A COUNCIL could pull its support for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell.

Maldon District Council had previously backed proposals for the Bradwell B plant in principle.

But councillors last night voted to review their position.

Independent Maldon South councillor Kevin Lagan put forward a motion to the full council and said there were "grave concerns" about the Bradwell B plans.

He said: "Although the council initially supported in principle a new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea, a greater level of information is now available, and it is appropriate to reconsider its position.

"Grave concerns are raised regarding a new nuclear power at Bradwell on Sea, due to the local environmental impacts, the loss of heritage assets and ecological harm."

Councillors voted that the council will review its local development plan to reconsider its position at the next planned review.

There were 16 votes in favour of the motion, two against and 12 councillors abstained.