A report setting out the arguments for and against making an Expression of Interest to Government was discussed by a meeting of Shepway Council on Wednesday 19 September.

Voting figures from the council meeting not to submit an Expression of Interest were:

For: 21
Against 13
Abstentions: 4

The Leader of Shepway Council has agreed with the views taken by his colleagues not to submit an Expression of Interest to government into a nuclear research and disposal facility on Romney Marsh.

Cllr Robert Bliss said that the council would continue to look at ways of regenerating the area.

"We would have failed the Romney Marsh if we had not the seized the opportunity to explore a project that would bring potential benefits worth millions of pounds. It was absolutely right to take this issue to the people of the Marsh and give them the chance to have their say."

Cllr Bliss said the council would continue to lobby for Dungeness C and would put pressure on the government to make a decision about the expansion of Lydd Airport.

"We will also be working with Kent County Council, which has pledged to support the Marsh's regeneration by directing serious investment into the area. I am very keen to discuss with the Leader of the County how we can progress this assurance."

A copy of the agenda papers from the meeting and subsequent decision notice can be found here.

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