Braystones

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Braystones
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Braystones
Braystones is located in Cumbria
Braystones
Braystones
Braystones shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY0005
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BECKERMET
Postcode district CA21
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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UK
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Cumbria
54°26′N 3°32′W / 54.43°N 03.54°W / 54.43; -03.54Coordinates: 54°26′N 3°32′W / 54.43°N 03.54°W / 54.43; -03.54

Braystones is a village in Cumbria, England on the Irish Sea coast. Traditionally a scattered community based on agriculture, it has grown considerably during the 20th century by firstly, the construction of holiday cabins on the beach, and latterly by the creation of large caravan parks. It has long been a popular holiday area.

Nuclear[edit]

In 2009, Braystones was approved by the British government as a site for a new nuclear power station.[1] However, the site was ruled out by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne in October 2010 for environmental reasons with the former government's list of eleven potential sites reduced to eight.[2]

Transport[edit]

Braystones railway station is on the Cumbrian Coast Line and has been served by the railway since 1850.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Go-ahead for 10 nuclear stations, BBC News, 9 November 2009
  2. ^ "Nuclear power: Eight sites identified for future plants". BBC News. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.