Nuclear Submarines

Defence written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 614, on nuclear powered submarines, when a planning application will be submitted for refurbishment of the Rolls-Royce Raynesway site; when construction is expected to commence; and when the new facilities are expected to open.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Planning permission for the regeneration of the Raynesway site was granted by Derby city council in February 2010 (planning permission number 11/09/01360).

The first construction contract is planned to be let by Rolls-Royce towards the end of this year, with work starting in early 2013.

The first part of the facility is planned to start operating in summer 2016, with the remainder planned to start operating in 2021.

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