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Braystones is a village in Cumbria, England, historically within Cumberland. It is located on the Irish Sea coast, on edge of the Lake District National Park, around 38.6 miles (62.1 km) north of Barrow-in-Furness, 9.9 miles (15.9 km) south of Whitehaven and 50.8 miles (81.8 km) south west of Carlisle.
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.
In 2009, Braystones was approved by the British government as a site for a new nuclear power station. 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.
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- "Lowside Quarter Parish Council".
- Go-ahead for 10 nuclear stations, BBC News, 9 November 2009
- "Nuclear power: Eight sites identified for future plants". BBC News. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.