Tag Archives: Hinkley Point C

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, […]

Temporary increase in road deliveries to HPC to be considered later this month

EDF Energy has proposed a temporary increase in the number of road deliveries made to Hinkley Point C, before the completion of the jetty which will allow deliveries by sea. The request to increase the number of HGV movements by up to 250 a day while work continues on the project’s jetty has been made […]

£2.9m upgrade for busy roundabout

Improvements to increase capacity and ease congestion at the Huntworth Roundabout in Bridgwater are set to go ahead after £1.9 million of funding was approved. Somerset County Council has been working to secure funding as part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal, with support from Sedgemoor District Council. A […]

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 […]

Work to begin on Innovation Centre

The site for a new multi-million pound business hub which should bring hundreds of jobs to Somerset has now been secured and pre-construction work is set to begin shortly. The Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre will be built in Bridgwater to provide 2,400 square feet of flexible office space to support the Hinkley […]

Council welcomes major investment in Somerset

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s news of the Government’s Local Growth Fund which will provide up to £36 million to fund projects across Somerset. The cash will be used to improve infrastructure such as roads and roundabouts and prevent future flooding, as well as being invested in training and used to boost the county’s […]