There was a shortlist of a dozen or so areas that could be considered for nuclear power expansion. Dungeness was on the list, at the behest of EDF Energy back in April 2009 but when the government released details of the further reduced shortlist Dungeness did not appear. No valid reasons given. We have two power stations one of which has ceased operation and is currently being dismantled and it seemed logical for a replacement be constructed which would coincide with the winding down of the current 'B' station. The petition, supported by local Shepway MP, Damian Collins, seeks to get the government to reverse their decision. Under government rules if an on-line petition attracts in excess of 100,000 signatories the House of Commons are obliged to debate the matter.
The petition can be found here. All signatories welcome!