THE CX PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY
The Story So Far
WORKING ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHAPELCROSS NUCLEAR SITE
The period from 2004 to 2016 supported numerous studies and proposals, these tended to be led or sponsored by a single entity and, in some instances, were impacted by government changes to accountability for regional development.
In March 2017 the NDA, SE and DGC (the Partnership) agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaboratively develop an Action Plan in support of the site transformation as the CX Project
In 2018, the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal provided an opportunity to reset the CX Project Action Plan as a Green Book led initiative
In 2019, we developed a CX Route-map to guide collaborative efforts over the short (to 2035), medium (to 2050) and longer term (beyond 2050) supported by proportionate controls and governance based best practice guidance recommended by the HMT Green Book
Dumfries and Galloway Council issued planning guidance for the site within Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2).
In September 2019 the Council authorised the first stage of the CX programme (identify the programme- MSP) underpinned by a programme mandate with 4 high level objectives aligned to UK wide policy drivers.
In 2021 the Partnership developed the Chapelcross Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) which was submitted to the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal with an ask for funding to improve access to the A74(M) and services to the site.
The case was informed by engagement activities with key stakeholders to build stakeholder insight and inform the development of the vision.
The workshops, webinars and other activities continue to generate stakeholder “Letters of Support”. Where appropriate, these were included in the CX SOBC to provide evidence of stakeholder views and proposals.
The CX Stakeholder workshops helped to create thematic pillars to support the development of coherent proposal in support of the programme objectives within the CX Pillars of Success model.
Current National Policy Drivers indicate that the time is right to bring forward significant transformational change for the benefit of the local, regional and international stakeholders. We hope the site video will help to build readers’ awareness, understanding and support for our efforts going forward.