Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via email

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

08 November 2010
Mr & Mrs D Harvey

Enquiry

As you are probably aware by now, it's not the building of a new power station that the people of Somerset are trying to stop.
EDF are planning to use existing roads for lorries, cars and coaches. These roads are already oversubscibed and, furthermore, it appears that the new bypass for Cannington will not be built until after the construction work has began. This means that all the extra transport will be coming through Cannington which is totally unacceptable.
We feel that a Bridgwater bypass is the only acceptable route, taking this traffic directly to Hinckley Point. EDF know this but continue to give vague excuses why this is not an option.
For the sake of the residents in Cannington and the surrounding villages PLEASE do not give EDF planning permission for their preferred route which will affect the whole of West Somerset for years to come.

Advice given

Thank you for your letter of 2 November 2010 regarding the above proposal.
As the organisation which will consider any application, we cannot at this stage consider or express any views on the merits of the case. If the application is accepted for examination, then there will be an opportunity for interested parties to engage in the process. This will be a public process to which all those who register as interested parties at the appropriate time will have an opportunity to contribute.
If you would like your views considered at this pre-application stage you may wish to make them known to EDF Energy directly, and also let your local authority know. EDF has met its statutory duty to consult effectively with the local community. The local authority will be asked for their views on how effective EDF?s consultation has been at the time the application is submitted to us. We are happy to be copied into any correspondence of this nature.


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