Tag Archives: Hinkley

Council letter calls for positive Hinkley decision

Somerset County Council has today urged the Government to make a quick and positive decision on Hinkley Point C. Councillor David Hall, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business and Inward Investment, has written to Prime Minister Theresa May offering to work with her team on its review of the nuclear power station project. “This […]

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 […]

County Council Welcomes Hinkley Boost for Somerset Businesses

The Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, David Hall has welcomed today’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying it is very positive news for the county and the country. EDF Energy this morning disclosed more preferred bidders for Hinkley Point C, including Southwest joint ventures with combined contract values of more than £225 million. These are […]

Landscapes of Power: The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point – exhibition now open

An exhibition delving into the long history of Somerset’s Hinkley Point opens today (Saturday 17 January) at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. ‘Landscapes of Power: The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point’ tells the remarkable stories of one of Somerset’s largest-ever archaeological projects. It explores archaeological discoveries from the Somerset site, and from the proposed […]

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, […]

Innovative investment off to an impressive start

A new £6 million pound development in Bridgwater set to maximise opportunities from the development of Hinkley Point C and bring hundreds of jobs to Somerset was celebrated in a special ceremony today (October 31). Phase 1 of Somerset County Council’s Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre, based at Woodlands Court, Bridgwater, will provide […]

Giant step forward after EU chiefs approve Hinkley C deal

Somerset County Council welcomes the news that the European Commission has approved a giant next step on the road to the development of a new Hinkley Point power station. EU chiefs have ruled that the UK government’s commercial agreement with EDF Energy on the £16billion nuclear project – the biggest in Europe – is legally […]

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 Hinkley announcement

Somerset County Council welcomes news that National Grid has this week delivered its application to build a new transmission connection for the proposed Hinkley Point C Power Station. Cllr David Hall, Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, said: “This is significant step forward in this project. It represents the culmination of several years of consultation […]