A SERIES of public consultation meetings for the Bradwell B nuclear power plant have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

The project team has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meetings were being staged in various locations across Essex.

A spokesman said: “The Bradwell B project has been and listening both to advice from Public Health England and to the concerns of the public, our staff and other stakeholders.

“We have as a result made the difficult decision today to cancel the remaining Stage One public consultation events.

“This is the most responsible course of action, especially for an industry in which safety is always the overriding priority.

“These meetings comprised only one part of the consultation which otherwise continues as planned.

“The engagement we have had so far with people attending our events has been extremely informative, with a wide range of views expressed.

“We are very grateful for the contributions made to date, whether at the events, online or via our community contact channels.” Consultation documents can be viewed online and in physical locations such as libraries and council offices.

The deadline for feedback on the proposals will still be May 27.

Visit bradwellb.co.uk.