The company behind plans to bring nuclear new build to Cumbria has met local officials and councillors to discuss its plans.

NuGen - which wants to develop a plant at Moorside, near Sellafield - met officials from Government departments, Copeland Borough Council, Allerdale council and Cumbria County Council, as well as elected members of the three authorities.

The second stage of the company's public consultation on plans for the Moorisde Project ended in July 2016 with more than 3,000 people visiting 34 public exhibition events over an 11-week period, which resulted in more than 1,200 pieces of feedback.

These are being looked at by the firm, alongside studies of the design and viability of Moorside.

NuGen plans to submit its development application to Government it has assessed these.

NuGen’s consultation and planning manager, Fergus McMorrow, said: “This work cannot be rushed – we want to make sure our proposals are right.

“The Moorside project will become the region’s largest ever private investment and must be both deliverable and economically viable. The work NuGen is undertaking will make sure that the project can be delivered in the best possible way for West Cumbria.”