Plans for new Hinkley Point plant to go on show in Burnham
Energy is to hold a public exhibition in Burnham-On-Sea next month
as part of its second stage of public consultation on plans to
build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.
The energy company will be publishing its preferred proposals
for the development of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station,
which will be on show at the exhibition in Burnham's Princess
Hall on Monday 19th July from 2pm-8pm.
The aim of the public exhibition will be to provide residents
in the town with information about the project and help people
understand and comment on the proposals.
Mayson, EDF Energy's Director of Planning and External Affairs
for Nuclear New Build, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have
very carefully reviewed all of the comments following Stage 1
of our public consultation. I would encourage local residents
to come along to our second round of public exhibitions to see
how our plans have been adapted, to ask questions of our project
team and to provide feedback on our proposals."
"The views of local residents and businesses are important
to us and a key element in the consultation process. The response
and feedback we received through the first stage of our consultations
has been very helpful in shaping our preferred proposals. Our
plans have moved on and are now more detailed so I do hope our
neighbours will take part again and share their views with us."
Two new generating units at Hinkley Point C would be capable of
supplying enough electricity for around five million homes and
at the peak of construction provide around 5,000 jobs on-site
and more in the supply chain. Once
operational, the new power station would support around 900 permanent
jobs on site as well as many more jobs more widely.