NDA primed to market land at Sellafield

Rachael Tinniswood

The Government reaffirmed its commitment to selling land at Sellafield as it welcomed the recommendation by the board of British Energy of the £12.5bn takeover by EDF

The Government said it was committed to accepting the cash offer of 774p per share for its 36% stake in BE held by the Nuclear Liabilities Fund, subject to certain conditions.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is currently looking into potential opportunities surrounding the sale of land near to the Sellafield nuclear site. An NDA spokesman said: "The complex nature of the site requires that careful consideration is given to the precise areas of land that could be placed on the market and their potential uses. This work will be taken forward in dialogue with appropriate stakeholders."

Sites at Wyfla in Anglesey, Oldbury in Gloucestershire, and Bradwell in Essex, are also being offered for sale via a competitive process.

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