Issue details

19/00066 - Revised Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ) for Dungeness B nuclear power station as required by Radiation Emergency Preparedness Regulations 2019

Proposed decision

 

The Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services is asked to approve The Radiation Emergency Preparedness Regulations 2019 Detailed Emergency Planning Zones (DEPZ) for qualifying sites. (Dungeness B is the only qualifying site under the Regulations in Kent.) and for the Director for Environment, Planning and Enforcement to implement the decision and further actions to allow the plan to proceed under the Officer Scheme of Delegations.

 

 

Background

 

Dungeness B is a qualifying site under The Radiation Emergency Preparedness Regulations 2019 Regulations Under the new REPPIR 19 guidelines, KCC has a legal obligation to produce an off-site plan for Dungeness B

 

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/09/2019

Decision due: Not before 2nd Oct 2019 by Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Lead director: Stephanie Holt-Castle

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Tony Harwood, Resilience and Emergency Planning Manager 03000 413 386 Email: tony.harwood@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01622 221951.

Consultees

The proposed decision will be considered at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 10 October 2019.

Financial implications: Planning costs are absorbed into existing budgets with cost retrieval from the operator progressed where applicable. Response costs are dependent upon type, scale and duration of any incident. However, effective planning can reduce seriousness of any incident and resultant impacts (including cost).

Legal implications: KCC has to abide by and work within the new REPPIR 19 guidelines because, as the Local Authority, we legally have to produce an off-site plan for Dungeness B – as is stated within REPPIR 19.

Equalities implications: Equalities implications: An EqIA is being progressed for the overall REPPIR 2019 project. Data Protection implications: None