AS bosses behind plans to build a nuclear power station in Cumbria reveal the facility has been delayed by a year, we asked our readers what they think.

NuGen – the consortium behind plans for Moorside on land next to Sellafield – have previously stated that the first of the three reactors would be operational by 2024.

However, documents released to the public for the first time this week show that the first AP1000 reactor is now not expected to produce power until the end of 2025.

The plans – on which the public is currently being consulted – are due to be submitted, says NuGen, for final financial and planning approval in 2018, with construction due to start two years later.

Should Cumbria be home to a new nuclear power station?

In our online poll, 73 per cent of voters said Cumbria should NOT be home to a nuclear power station. 

Should Cumbria be home to a new nuclear power station?

Yes - I believe a nuclear power station should be built in Cumbria

No - Cumbria shouldn't be home to a new nuclear power station