Tag Archives: EDF Energy

County Council welcomes news of first ships docking at Hinkley Point C

Councillor John Woodman has welcomed this week’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying the new jetty will have a positive impact on Hinkley Point C construction traffic. EDF Energy this week announced that Hinkley Point C’s temporary jetty has become operational, and will allow delivery by sea of the majority of materials for concrete production. Today […]

EDFs temporary HGV request approved

EDF’s request to temporarily increase HGV movements from 500 to 750 per day until their jetty is fully operational was approved today by the Transport Review Group, subject to completion of a legal agreement. The Transport Review Group, made up of representatives from Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Highways England, […]

County Council welcomes £2 billion support for Hinkley Point C

The Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, David Hall has welcomed today’s announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, saying it is very positive news for the county and the country. The Chancellor today insisted new nuclear power stations are essential to make sure the lights stay on as he gave the green […]

Joint statement from EDF Energy and Somerset County Council

A £16 million package of road improvement schemes is being delivered by EDF Energy in Somerset to help keep traffic flowing during the construction of Hinkley Point C. Major improvements are already underway including a new roundabout at Washford Cross in West Somerset, a new Cannington bypass and increasing capacity at Taunton Road and Broadway […]

Archaeological discoveries at Hinkley Point revealed in New Year exhibition

The long history of Somerset’s Hinkley Point will be revealed in an exciting exhibition opening at the Museum of Somerset in January 2015. ‘Landscapes of Power: The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point’ tells the remarkable stories of one of Britain’s largest-ever archaeological projects. It will shed light on archaeological discoveries from the Somerset site, […]