April 5, 2011
urges EDF to bring Hinkley Point 'park and ride' to Burnham
councillors have this week called on power company EDF to 'take
more seriously' the proposals that a park and ride facility for
Hinkley Point workers should be built next to Burnham-On-Sea's
last August that the Town Council is pushing for the park
and ride to be built near to junction 22 of the M5.
Neville Jones told Monday evening's council meeting: "I am
of the opinion that EDF needs to take more seriously our view
that the proposed park and ride should be moved to junction 22."
current plans revolve around junction 23 at Bridgwater and will
see EDF doubling the parking spaces from 700 to around 1,400,
which will cause traffic problems."
of new staff will be employed by EDF to build the two proposed
nuclear reactors and, as space will be limited around Hinkley
Point itself, the energy company wants to create park and ride
Jones added that Highbridge would welcome the extra jobs generated
by the facilities, which would also help the local accommodation
Town Council has sent a letter to EDF calling on it to reconsider