Published: June 29, 2010
Plans for new Hinkley Point plant to go on show in Burnham

EDF 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.

Richard Mayson, EDF Energy's Director of Planning and External Affairs for Nuclear New Build, told "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.

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