Issue details

Proposed nomination for open call for a community to host a world first fusion power plant and associated opportunities

To seek endorsement of a bid nominating the former nuclear energy production sites at Berkeley and Oldbury to host the UK Atomic Energy Agency’s Fusion Technical Centre as part of the STEP programme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/02/2021

Decision due: 24 Mar 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Patrick Molyneux, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills, Cllr Nigel Moor FRTPI FRSA

Contact: Colin Chick, Executive Director of Economy, Economy and Infrastructure Email:


Agenda items

Background papers

  • • UKAEA STEP Programme  
  • • Fusion Technology - Fusion energy | Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (  
  • • Gloucestershire’s Climate Change Strategy