The Defence Ministry has written to me to confirm that the Atomic Weapons sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield remain on the list of possible sites to undertake work in connection with dismantling retired nuclear submarines.
They are now consulting widely to decide which is the best site of the five on the shortlist. They will assess public opinion, the environmental impact, planning, costs and operational issues.
Any constituent with a strong view either way on this work should set out their views to the Ministry of Defence. There will be public consultations on 18th November at the Burghfield Village Hall, Recreation Road and at the Community Sports Association in James Lane on 20 November and 22 January.
The Aldermaston consultation which may also affect some of my constituents will be on 17 November at the AWE Recreational Society, Plantation Road on 17 November and on 22 November and 23 January at Tadley Community Centre, Newchurch Road.