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A Vision for the Future
The CX Transformation Programme is building a long-term legacy
Developing options for the re-use of the 210+ hectare Chaplecross site has been a topic of discussion since before site decommissioning work started in 2004.
Site transformation activities and studies have been led by a number of bodies including the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Scottish Enterprise (SE), Dumfries and Galloway Council (DGC).
In September 2019 Dumfries and Galloway Council carried out a review of the story to date as one of its Borderlands Partnership duties. The review recommended that the CX site transformation approach be reset through the approval of a CX programme mandate. The mandate focus was to build on the achievements delivered to date and to deploy best practise delivery of its CX Site Transformation Route-map to support the realisation of its short, medium- and longer-term aspirations
The high level of CX programme objectives are to:
- Support the development of green energy production, storage and distribution solutions
- Make a significant contribution to the UK and Scottish Government’s net-zero targets.
- Create a large-scale mixed-use employment site for Borderlands with significant wider economic and policy impacts
- Maintain 100% beneficial use of the site over the full decommissioning period (in line with Energy Act 2004) and beyond.
The 210ha+ site is currently owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the site decommissioning plan is being delivered through MAGNOX.