The council's executive have today (5 October) taken the decision to accept the invitation to join a working group to find out more about a possible Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in the county.
The nominated representative to this group is council leader Cllr Martin Hill. The executive also ratified the recommendation from the Environment and Economy Scrutiny committee that RWM (Radioactive Waste Management) should also invite Theddlethorpe Parish Council to the working group too.
Council leader Cllr Martin Hill, said:
"The working group is an information gathering exercise. Participating in the group does not mean the council wants the GDF at the Theddlethorpe site – in fact we currently have not taken a view on this.
"Our decision to get involved recognises that ultimately it will be a community decision as to whether a GDF should be built. The council's involvement is therefore to make sure that residents and businesses have access to information they need, and to help reflect their views.
"We also agreed with our scrutiny committee that the local parish council should be invited to the working group to really reflect grass-roots views from across the community."