Dounreay Phase 3 Planning

Dounreay Phase 3 Planning

A planning application will be submitted to Highland Council later this year to cover the next phase of planning at the Dounreay site. Planning permission from 2018 to the shutdown of the site, also known as the interim end state, is the third phase of the planning required for the Dounreay decommissioning programme.

This includes work on the shaft and silo, a new flask facility, low level waste pits retrieval, building demolitions and site remediation and landscaping to return the site to as near as practicable its original condition. 

Drop–in sessions are being held around the county to provide members of the public with more information. Venues are as follows:

Dounreay Public Information Office, Thurso

Monday 12 to Friday 16 June             09:00 – 17:00

Thursday 15 June                               17:00 – 21:00

Reay Village Hall

Monday 12 June                                 18:00 – 21:00

Pulteney Centre, Wick

Tuesday 13 June                                18:00 – 21:00


We welcome your views before the end of August 2017. If you wish to ask questions or provide comments please come along to a session or contact the Stakeholder Relations Department at the Dounreay Public Information office.

The following documents provide detailed information about the planning application:

Dounreay Planning Summary – Phase 3

Environmental Statement Phase 3 – Volume One Non Technical Summary