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County Council hails Hendry review as “Another step forward”

Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council has welcomed the findings in the Hendry review on tidal power as “a significant step forward.” Charles Hendry’s independent report into the technology’s viability said it would make a “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. Hendry said it was cost effective and would bring “significant economic opportunity”. The UK […]

Works due to start at Northern Bridgwater junctions

A TEMPORARY one-way system will be introduced in Wylds Road, Bridgwater on January 23 to enable EDF Energy’s work to begin on improvements to two key road junctions in the town. It will allow EDF Energy to carry out a highway upgrade as part of the development consent order for Hinkley Point C. Improvements include […]

£1million scheme to improve road between Cannington and Combwich is officially opened

A new off road footpath and cycleway to improve safety on the road between Cannington and Combwich was officially opened by the Community and Councillors yesterday. Until these works, only a narrow footpath existed for much of the C182 between Cannington and Combwich, with no dedicated room for cyclists. Responding to the needs of local […]

Traffic management changes at Huntworth Roundabout

Temporary changes to the traffic management at Huntworth roundabout will be in place next week to enable the final resurfacing and street lighting works. One way traffic lights will be used outside of peak hours on some days, operated manually to minimise disruption. During the week commencing 24 October, carriageway surfacing works will be undertaken […]

Road closure at Cannington as works near completion

  Long-awaited improvements to the route between Cannington and Combwich are set to complete following resurfacing works later this month. The work is to improve the narrow footway that exists for much of the road between Cannington and Combwich.. Responding to the needs of local residents and commuters, the footway will be widened to provide […]

Somerset County Council welcomes signing of Hinkley Point C contract

Somerset County Council has today heralded the start of a new economic chapter as officials put pen to paper on the Hinkley Point C contract. The contract was signed in London this afternoon by the UK’s Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark, President Directeur General d’EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy, and Chairman […]

Huntworth roundabout update

Road markings to assist motorists navigate round the roundabout are due to be amended this evening (Wednesday 28 September) and Thursday evening this week. This will involve lane closures on the roundabout itself but not on the approaches. The remainder of the work including resurfacing of the carriageway is scheduled to finish before the Bridgwater […]

David Hall speaks at the Nuclear South West conference

  Somerset County Councils Deputy Leader today told nuclear industry leaders that the county is the perfect place for nuclear business to grow. Councillor David Hall was speaking at the first annual conference organised by Nuclear South West in Bristol, an event aimed at all businesses in the nuclear industry, as well as those outside […]

Somerset County Council celebrates Hinkley Point C announcement

Somerset County Council has heralded today’s government announcement on Hinkley Point C as one that will bring unprecedented investment and job creation to the county and the wider region. As the largest engineering project in Europe, the construction of the new power station is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost jobs and economic prosperity, and to […]

Changes made to traffic lights at Huntworth Roundabout

The sequencing of the traffic light signals at Huntworth roundabout in Bridgwater has been amended to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The new sequence has addressed the issue of drivers not stopping at the roundabout internal stop line. The change will now see the North Petherton approach, the internal Stop Line by […]