PEOPLE wanting to know more about the potential development of a new nuclear power station in Shepperdine are being invited to drop-in sessions.

Horizon, the company behind plans to build the new nuclear power station, is holding three sessions for members of the public next month.

The informal surgeries will provide more information on Horizon’s recent announcement on cooling tower options as well as give an update on general project progress.

The company recently said that 70-metre high hybrid cooling towers were its preferred option for the proposed new nuclear power station. Previously the company had been considering all options on an equal basis, including natural draught cooling towers of up to 200-metres high. Tim Proudler, planning and consents manager for the Oldbury project, said: "Our October drop-in events are not part of the formal pre-application public consultation. We will begin that only when we have sufficient information on the project proposals.

"After our recent announcement on cooling towers, we wanted to give local people the opportunity to find out more about our thinking on the issue and for us to answer any further queries they may have."

The sessions are being held at Oldbury Memorial Hall on Monday, October 4 (3-9pm), Thornbury Leisure Centre on Wednesday, October 6 (3-9pm), and Woolaston Memorial Hall, Woolaston, on Thursday, October 7 (3.30-9pm).

For more information visit or call 0800 130 3125.