Cumbria Trust is pleased to welcome Dr Kate Willshaw to the board.
Kate has been a consultee on major infrastructure developments within Cumbria since 2003 whilst working for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England and currently with Friends of the Lake District. These include National Grid’s North West Coast Connections, NuGen’s Moorside project and the MRWS process until 2012.
Kate has also been involved in Government policy-making, including National Policy Statements (particularly for electricity transmission and nuclear development) along with consultations on transport infrastructure and landscape and environmental issues.
“Safe containment of radioactive waste for hundreds of thousands of years is essential to ensure that current generations do not adversely impact on future generations by inadvertently contaminating their environment. I believe that in order to be fair to future generations, any community that puts itself forward for a GDF must be in an area with geology capable of containing radioactivity for many hundreds of thousands of years.”