Council calls for clarity on Hinkley benefits

Bridgwater Mercury: Councillor David Hall, chairman of NNLAG Councillor David Hall, chairman of NNLAG

COUNCIL bosses have welcomed energy regulation reforms – but say more must be done to guarantee communities benefit from developments such as Hinkley Point C.

Following a review of the Energy Bill’s reforms, the Local Government Association’s New Nuclear Local Authorities Group (NNLAG) described it as a “positive and timely step in the right direction”.

Councillor David Hall, chairman of NNLAG and deputy leader of Somerset County Council, said: “The bill provides a clear signal that the Government is committed to putting the necessary mechanisms in place to keep the UK’s lights on.

“It is hoped this will help bring greater clarity and certainty to all those council areas that are being asked to host new nuclear power stations.

“The Hinkley Point C project, in particular, is at a very critical juncture and progress is therefore welcome.”

He added it is critical authorities do not lose sight of commitments the Government has made, via the National Infrastructure Plan, to clearly map out community benefits in relation to new nuclear builds.

He said: “There is still a lack of clarity on these matters and we will be continuing to pursue this with the relevant Government departments over the coming weeks.”

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12:05am Fri 21 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Community Benefits v EDF Hinkley C
It just does'nt ring together, Why you might ask? Well, here we are at the stage where the IPC is at present looking at all the information submitted to them from County, District, and Parish Council's, all of who have asked EDF for more Clarity, ie Answers, to questions posed. On top of this, and before Government give the answer as to whether this Project is given the Green Light, which no doubt it will,when the Secretary of State, reports back. My unanswered questions to EDF are.
1. This multimillion Project, has secured very little in the scheme of things for the residents of Bridgwater and the Surrounding Village Communities. They have tried to divide and split the Communities with the Monies they have allocated.
2. The £90 Million, they say they have and will inject into the Communities, for accepting, 10 Years of project infrastructure Build, is minuscule , when set against the £20 + Billion for Hinkley C.
Off this money, most will and is being used to train their new skills operatives at Bridgwater College and Cannington, highly commendable. But just what and how much, will the residents in Bridgwater benefit, against the 10 year build time, the disruption to our roads, already clogged, just what will we face when the 800 transport movements daily start, that HGV, plus the Coach,
Park and Ride traffic, on top of that how many Trademens white Vans, making the daily return journeys on the A39 through Bridgwater to Cannington.
3. The news crept out yesterday that EDF have signed and bought the entire British Cellopane Factory Site, including the Listed Sydenham Manor, within the Grounds. What do they need this for ??I bet it cost them a large amount of money from Innovia, and Hallam Land.
4, Originally in their information, they have planned to site upto 1050 workers on the Cellophane Sports & Social Club Site. In Campus tempory Accom Blocks, to be torn down at the end of Hinkley C Build time.
5. The rest of the land has already been through Planning and 2000 new homes built, from Bath Rd end down to
WillowMan.
6. As they have refused the funding of the much needed and wanted Bridgwater - Cannington By- Pass.
7. I urge them to give to the Town, something that we will be pleased to have, and say to EDF A BIG THANKYOU. A leisure Facility Complex, Perhaps, Bowling, Restaurant, Ice Rink, Recreation Facility, for the youngsters of our Town to benefit from.
They have saved £100 Million from not building the By- Pass, so an EDF Leisure Centre for all their workers to use, and full use by Residents, might make us warm to the prospect of 10 Years of Hell, before us. On our Roads and our every day lives.
I believe, we have been sold short, as there seems to be little or no Legacy, from what I can see.
Regards David L Preece.
Community Benefits v EDF Hinkley C It just does'nt ring together, Why you might ask? Well, here we are at the stage where the IPC is at present looking at all the information submitted to them from County, District, and Parish Council's, all of who have asked EDF for more Clarity, ie Answers, to questions posed. On top of this, and before Government give the answer as to whether this Project is given the Green Light, which no doubt it will,when the Secretary of State, reports back. My unanswered questions to EDF are. 1. This multimillion Project, has secured very little in the scheme of things for the residents of Bridgwater and the Surrounding Village Communities. They have tried to divide and split the Communities with the Monies they have allocated. 2. The £90 Million, they say they have and will inject into the Communities, for accepting, 10 Years of project infrastructure Build, is minuscule , when set against the £20 + Billion for Hinkley C. Off this money, most will and is being used to train their new skills operatives at Bridgwater College and Cannington, highly commendable. But just what and how much, will the residents in Bridgwater benefit, against the 10 year build time, the disruption to our roads, already clogged, just what will we face when the 800 transport movements daily start, that HGV, plus the Coach, Park and Ride traffic, on top of that how many Trademens white Vans, making the daily return journeys on the A39 through Bridgwater to Cannington. 3. The news crept out yesterday that EDF have signed and bought the entire British Cellopane Factory Site, including the Listed Sydenham Manor, within the Grounds. What do they need this for ??I bet it cost them a large amount of money from Innovia, and Hallam Land. 4, Originally in their information, they have planned to site upto 1050 workers on the Cellophane Sports & Social Club Site. In Campus tempory Accom Blocks, to be torn down at the end of Hinkley C Build time. 5. The rest of the land has already been through Planning and 2000 new homes built, from Bath Rd end down to WillowMan. 6. As they have refused the funding of the much needed and wanted Bridgwater - Cannington By- Pass. 7. I urge them to give to the Town, something that we will be pleased to have, and say to EDF A BIG THANKYOU. A leisure Facility Complex, Perhaps, Bowling, Restaurant, Ice Rink, Recreation Facility, for the youngsters of our Town to benefit from. They have saved £100 Million from not building the By- Pass, so an EDF Leisure Centre for all their workers to use, and full use by Residents, might make us warm to the prospect of 10 Years of Hell, before us. On our Roads and our every day lives. I believe, we have been sold short, as there seems to be little or no Legacy, from what I can see. Regards David L Preece. Blue Owl
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10:15am Tue 25 Dec 12

Lord Gothover says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Community Benefits v EDF Hinkley C
It just does'nt ring together, Why you might ask? Well, here we are at the stage where the IPC is at present looking at all the information submitted to them from County, District, and Parish Council's, all of who have asked EDF for more Clarity, ie Answers, to questions posed. On top of this, and before Government give the answer as to whether this Project is given the Green Light, which no doubt it will,when the Secretary of State, reports back. My unanswered questions to EDF are.
1. This multimillion Project, has secured very little in the scheme of things for the residents of Bridgwater and the Surrounding Village Communities. They have tried to divide and split the Communities with the Monies they have allocated.
2. The £90 Million, they say they have and will inject into the Communities, for accepting, 10 Years of project infrastructure Build, is minuscule , when set against the £20 + Billion for Hinkley C.
Off this money, most will and is being used to train their new skills operatives at Bridgwater College and Cannington, highly commendable. But just what and how much, will the residents in Bridgwater benefit, against the 10 year build time, the disruption to our roads, already clogged, just what will we face when the 800 transport movements daily start, that HGV, plus the Coach,
Park and Ride traffic, on top of that how many Trademens white Vans, making the daily return journeys on the A39 through Bridgwater to Cannington.
3. The news crept out yesterday that EDF have signed and bought the entire British Cellopane Factory Site, including the Listed Sydenham Manor, within the Grounds. What do they need this for ??I bet it cost them a large amount of money from Innovia, and Hallam Land.
4, Originally in their information, they have planned to site upto 1050 workers on the Cellophane Sports & Social Club Site. In Campus tempory Accom Blocks, to be torn down at the end of Hinkley C Build time.
5. The rest of the land has already been through Planning and 2000 new homes built, from Bath Rd end down to
WillowMan.
6. As they have refused the funding of the much needed and wanted Bridgwater - Cannington By- Pass.
7. I urge them to give to the Town, something that we will be pleased to have, and say to EDF A BIG THANKYOU. A leisure Facility Complex, Perhaps, Bowling, Restaurant, Ice Rink, Recreation Facility, for the youngsters of our Town to benefit from.
They have saved £100 Million from not building the By- Pass, so an EDF Leisure Centre for all their workers to use, and full use by Residents, might make us warm to the prospect of 10 Years of Hell, before us. On our Roads and our every day lives.
I believe, we have been sold short, as there seems to be little or no Legacy, from what I can see.
Regards David L Preece.
EDF could accept part funding of a new bypass, from Dunball towards Cannington, and the bypass could in due course proceed. This could be a largely dedicated road, for the use of EDF traffic. If others wished to use this road, eg, to save journey times on the existing routes they may currently use, they could do what has been suggested in the media this week (December 2012) and pay road tolls for the priviledge.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Community Benefits v EDF Hinkley C It just does'nt ring together, Why you might ask? Well, here we are at the stage where the IPC is at present looking at all the information submitted to them from County, District, and Parish Council's, all of who have asked EDF for more Clarity, ie Answers, to questions posed. On top of this, and before Government give the answer as to whether this Project is given the Green Light, which no doubt it will,when the Secretary of State, reports back. My unanswered questions to EDF are. 1. This multimillion Project, has secured very little in the scheme of things for the residents of Bridgwater and the Surrounding Village Communities. They have tried to divide and split the Communities with the Monies they have allocated. 2. The £90 Million, they say they have and will inject into the Communities, for accepting, 10 Years of project infrastructure Build, is minuscule , when set against the £20 + Billion for Hinkley C. Off this money, most will and is being used to train their new skills operatives at Bridgwater College and Cannington, highly commendable. But just what and how much, will the residents in Bridgwater benefit, against the 10 year build time, the disruption to our roads, already clogged, just what will we face when the 800 transport movements daily start, that HGV, plus the Coach, Park and Ride traffic, on top of that how many Trademens white Vans, making the daily return journeys on the A39 through Bridgwater to Cannington. 3. The news crept out yesterday that EDF have signed and bought the entire British Cellopane Factory Site, including the Listed Sydenham Manor, within the Grounds. What do they need this for ??I bet it cost them a large amount of money from Innovia, and Hallam Land. 4, Originally in their information, they have planned to site upto 1050 workers on the Cellophane Sports & Social Club Site. In Campus tempory Accom Blocks, to be torn down at the end of Hinkley C Build time. 5. The rest of the land has already been through Planning and 2000 new homes built, from Bath Rd end down to WillowMan. 6. As they have refused the funding of the much needed and wanted Bridgwater - Cannington By- Pass. 7. I urge them to give to the Town, something that we will be pleased to have, and say to EDF A BIG THANKYOU. A leisure Facility Complex, Perhaps, Bowling, Restaurant, Ice Rink, Recreation Facility, for the youngsters of our Town to benefit from. They have saved £100 Million from not building the By- Pass, so an EDF Leisure Centre for all their workers to use, and full use by Residents, might make us warm to the prospect of 10 Years of Hell, before us. On our Roads and our every day lives. I believe, we have been sold short, as there seems to be little or no Legacy, from what I can see. Regards David L Preece.[/p][/quote]EDF could accept part funding of a new bypass, from Dunball towards Cannington, and the bypass could in due course proceed. This could be a largely dedicated road, for the use of EDF traffic. If others wished to use this road, eg, to save journey times on the existing routes they may currently use, they could do what has been suggested in the media this week (December 2012) and pay road tolls for the priviledge. Lord Gothover
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4:36pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Lord Gothover wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Community Benefits v EDF Hinkley C
It just does'nt ring together, Why you might ask? Well, here we are at the stage where the IPC is at present looking at all the information submitted to them from County, District, and Parish Council's, all of who have asked EDF for more Clarity, ie Answers, to questions posed. On top of this, and before Government give the answer as to whether this Project is given the Green Light, which no doubt it will,when the Secretary of State, reports back. My unanswered questions to EDF are.
1. This multimillion Project, has secured very little in the scheme of things for the residents of Bridgwater and the Surrounding Village Communities. They have tried to divide and split the Communities with the Monies they have allocated.
2. The £90 Million, they say they have and will inject into the Communities, for accepting, 10 Years of project infrastructure Build, is minuscule , when set against the £20 + Billion for Hinkley C.
Off this money, most will and is being used to train their new skills operatives at Bridgwater College and Cannington, highly commendable. But just what and how much, will the residents in Bridgwater benefit, against the 10 year build time, the disruption to our roads, already clogged, just what will we face when the 800 transport movements daily start, that HGV, plus the Coach,
Park and Ride traffic, on top of that how many Trademens white Vans, making the daily return journeys on the A39 through Bridgwater to Cannington.
3. The news crept out yesterday that EDF have signed and bought the entire British Cellopane Factory Site, including the Listed Sydenham Manor, within the Grounds. What do they need this for ??I bet it cost them a large amount of money from Innovia, and Hallam Land.
4, Originally in their information, they have planned to site upto 1050 workers on the Cellophane Sports & Social Club Site. In Campus tempory Accom Blocks, to be torn down at the end of Hinkley C Build time.
5. The rest of the land has already been through Planning and 2000 new homes built, from Bath Rd end down to
WillowMan.
6. As they have refused the funding of the much needed and wanted Bridgwater - Cannington By- Pass.
7. I urge them to give to the Town, something that we will be pleased to have, and say to EDF A BIG THANKYOU. A leisure Facility Complex, Perhaps, Bowling, Restaurant, Ice Rink, Recreation Facility, for the youngsters of our Town to benefit from.
They have saved £100 Million from not building the By- Pass, so an EDF Leisure Centre for all their workers to use, and full use by Residents, might make us warm to the prospect of 10 Years of Hell, before us. On our Roads and our every day lives.
I believe, we have been sold short, as there seems to be little or no Legacy, from what I can see.
Regards David L Preece.
EDF could accept part funding of a new bypass, from Dunball towards Cannington, and the bypass could in due course proceed. This could be a largely dedicated road, for the use of EDF traffic. If others wished to use this road, eg, to save journey times on the existing routes they may currently use, they could do what has been suggested in the media this week (December 2012) and pay road tolls for the priviledge.
Lord gothover if only they had agreed to a Dedecated Road from Dunball to Cannington, even if it was a private road for Construction access traffic only, which, when we proposed such. They also rejected, if such a road had be accepted, it would not have had to meet the higher, construction Costs of building, for an A Road or Duel-Carriage Way. The Truth is, they Don't Want To Help ,in any way to Miigate Future, Highway Issuses that we know are going to Blight Our Town and Surrounding Villages.
I see no one has commented on the EDf Land Purchase of Innovia, Old BCL Site, is it only me that wonders why or what they want such a large Developement Site for, I thought Hinkley C was their Remit ??
Regards & Merry Christmas
Blue-Owl AKa David Preece Ex Cllr for Bower Ward.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Gothover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Community Benefits v EDF Hinkley C It just does'nt ring together, Why you might ask? Well, here we are at the stage where the IPC is at present looking at all the information submitted to them from County, District, and Parish Council's, all of who have asked EDF for more Clarity, ie Answers, to questions posed. On top of this, and before Government give the answer as to whether this Project is given the Green Light, which no doubt it will,when the Secretary of State, reports back. My unanswered questions to EDF are. 1. This multimillion Project, has secured very little in the scheme of things for the residents of Bridgwater and the Surrounding Village Communities. They have tried to divide and split the Communities with the Monies they have allocated. 2. The £90 Million, they say they have and will inject into the Communities, for accepting, 10 Years of project infrastructure Build, is minuscule , when set against the £20 + Billion for Hinkley C. Off this money, most will and is being used to train their new skills operatives at Bridgwater College and Cannington, highly commendable. But just what and how much, will the residents in Bridgwater benefit, against the 10 year build time, the disruption to our roads, already clogged, just what will we face when the 800 transport movements daily start, that HGV, plus the Coach, Park and Ride traffic, on top of that how many Trademens white Vans, making the daily return journeys on the A39 through Bridgwater to Cannington. 3. The news crept out yesterday that EDF have signed and bought the entire British Cellopane Factory Site, including the Listed Sydenham Manor, within the Grounds. What do they need this for ??I bet it cost them a large amount of money from Innovia, and Hallam Land. 4, Originally in their information, they have planned to site upto 1050 workers on the Cellophane Sports & Social Club Site. In Campus tempory Accom Blocks, to be torn down at the end of Hinkley C Build time. 5. The rest of the land has already been through Planning and 2000 new homes built, from Bath Rd end down to WillowMan. 6. As they have refused the funding of the much needed and wanted Bridgwater - Cannington By- Pass. 7. I urge them to give to the Town, something that we will be pleased to have, and say to EDF A BIG THANKYOU. A leisure Facility Complex, Perhaps, Bowling, Restaurant, Ice Rink, Recreation Facility, for the youngsters of our Town to benefit from. They have saved £100 Million from not building the By- Pass, so an EDF Leisure Centre for all their workers to use, and full use by Residents, might make us warm to the prospect of 10 Years of Hell, before us. On our Roads and our every day lives. I believe, we have been sold short, as there seems to be little or no Legacy, from what I can see. Regards David L Preece.[/p][/quote]EDF could accept part funding of a new bypass, from Dunball towards Cannington, and the bypass could in due course proceed. This could be a largely dedicated road, for the use of EDF traffic. If others wished to use this road, eg, to save journey times on the existing routes they may currently use, they could do what has been suggested in the media this week (December 2012) and pay road tolls for the priviledge.[/p][/quote]Lord gothover if only they had agreed to a Dedecated Road from Dunball to Cannington, even if it was a private road for Construction access traffic only, which, when we proposed such. They also rejected, if such a road had be accepted, it would not have had to meet the higher, construction Costs of building, for an A Road or Duel-Carriage Way. The Truth is, they Don't Want To Help ,in any way to Miigate Future, Highway Issuses that we know are going to Blight Our Town and Surrounding Villages. I see no one has commented on the EDf Land Purchase of Innovia, Old BCL Site, is it only me that wonders why or what they want such a large Developement Site for, I thought Hinkley C was their Remit ?? Regards & Merry Christmas Blue-Owl AKa David Preece Ex Cllr for Bower Ward. Blue Owl
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6:44pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Whilst I disagree with many of Blue Owls postings on the subject of EDF he is totally on the ball. There is no doubt in my mind that the people of Bridgwater have and continue to be short changed by EDF. Bearing in mind the millions the various councils have already received from EDF one does question how hard a line they actual take against their paymasters. Putting to one side the nuclear debate you do question whether the massive disruption is a price worth paying for the so called "quality jobs boost".
Whilst I disagree with many of Blue Owls postings on the subject of EDF he is totally on the ball. There is no doubt in my mind that the people of Bridgwater have and continue to be short changed by EDF. Bearing in mind the millions the various councils have already received from EDF one does question how hard a line they actual take against their paymasters. Putting to one side the nuclear debate you do question whether the massive disruption is a price worth paying for the so called "quality jobs boost". Bridgy old Boy
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8:03pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
Whilst I disagree with many of Blue Owls postings on the subject of EDF he is totally on the ball. There is no doubt in my mind that the people of Bridgwater have and continue to be short changed by EDF. Bearing in mind the millions the various councils have already received from EDF one does question how hard a line they actual take against their paymasters. Putting to one side the nuclear debate you do question whether the massive disruption is a price worth paying for the so called "quality jobs boost".
I, mainly make the Posts I do, because I want others to "Wake Up" and Smell the Coffee, ' so to speak' .
From the very first meeting that we, SDC Councillors had with EDF, David Eccles and Mr Mason on the Announcement that EDF were proposing Hinkley C and the great Benefits that we in Bridgwater were to receive, Well, just What are we to Benefit, Upto 25.000 more inhabitants for 10 years using our limited infrastructure, Dr's, Shops, Cinema, Dentists, Supermarkets, Pubs !!
Now, what facilities are EDF Providing , oh yes, NOTHING !
Replacing, 2 football Pitches @ Cellophane Sports @ Social Club, Because they are building their worker Accom 1050 there, so the FA have insisted they are to be replaced, down towards the BFF end of the Site. so that is no Gain. !!
Oh, nearly forgot, they r to construct 2 Five a Side pitches, which according to EDF is to be available to Bridgwater Residents, I don't see how, they will be able to gain Access to a Secure Accomodation Block Site, and share the Pitches divided by 1250 EDF Workers, who apart from, sitting in their Bedrooms en Bloc, will have little other Leisure Activities to do, still we do have more Public Houses than most Towns of our Size.
This, is why, I continue to raise this issue, from when acting as a Councillor, not opposed to Hinkley C, but supporting, SDC Chief Exec, Kerry Riccards , and SDC Leader Cllr Duncan McGinty in demanding that we get properly Compensated as a District Community, affected by this Minimum 10 year Infrastructure Build. Some 15 years+ Ago when British Nuclear Fuels decommissioned Sellafield, the Community received, £10 Million, as a lump payment, and £1.5 Million for every year that the Spent fuel rods are stored on site.And are still receiving into the Community the Payments.
So for those who are satisfied with EDF for their Benefit Funding, I for one am NOT, and will continue to Campaign, for proper and Just, correct Compensation.
Remember, There is not mention, of the Storage of the Spent Fuel Rods to be Stored on Site @ Hinkley, when the 'B Station' is Decommisioned, every is only concerned about the NEW BUILD Hinkley C Station. These spent fuel rods are to be stored @ Hinkley in specially constructed Storage Chambers for Upwards of 40 Years.and Beyond, when Maybe there will be built a New Central Storage Site Commisioned, SOMEWHERE! Still on the Drawing Board Somewhere, possible will stay there, like the Famous Bridgwater Ring Roads that were Designed, Planned and worked on in the Old Borough Council Days, by My Late Mother, before 1948, when she worked on them.......Still no Relief Road, now, only the NDR, Homberg Way, Access to the Housing Estates, which, separated Wembdons Residents.
You say the Millions, that Various Councils, SCC, SDC, BTC, WSCC, well just how much of this Actual £ 90 Million, that EDF say the Districts Have Benefitted from, is Where??
From my, investigations, most seems to be on Buying, off Bridgwater College, for Apprentaship Placemants, commendable, Buying Cannington College, So forgive, if I'm not enamoured so far with EDF- UK, They have plenty of Budget, to spend, on what they want to!! But, None when it comes to building Roads, or Real Leisure Facilities, for BRIDGWATERs Residents, Which, I'm sure the Towns Only Newspaper , could'nt even be bothered to report, on Yesterday.
I found out last week, and I'm not on the e.mail EDF Listings, for Info release.
Yes, long term, there will be employment benefits, but so there would be if it were a Nisson Car Plant being built on our doorsteps.
I, personally dropped a Christmas Card, off to David Eccles, Home Xmas Eve, with an offer to meet him Jan 2013, to discuss, Possible EDF Leisure Centre on this Newly Acquired Ex Cellophane Site, A REAL POSSIBLE LASTING LEGACY 4 BRIDGWATER .
I will await the CALL,
Sorry it's a long Post, but hopefully a few more will take up the Call, No Sound from Bridgwater Forward, still no change there then !!
Happy New Year David Preece
blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: Whilst I disagree with many of Blue Owls postings on the subject of EDF he is totally on the ball. There is no doubt in my mind that the people of Bridgwater have and continue to be short changed by EDF. Bearing in mind the millions the various councils have already received from EDF one does question how hard a line they actual take against their paymasters. Putting to one side the nuclear debate you do question whether the massive disruption is a price worth paying for the so called "quality jobs boost".[/p][/quote]I, mainly make the Posts I do, because I want others to "Wake Up" and Smell the Coffee, ' so to speak' . From the very first meeting that we, SDC Councillors had with EDF, David Eccles and Mr Mason on the Announcement that EDF were proposing Hinkley C and the great Benefits that we in Bridgwater were to receive, Well, just What are we to Benefit, Upto 25.000 more inhabitants for 10 years using our limited infrastructure, Dr's, Shops, Cinema, Dentists, Supermarkets, Pubs !! Now, what facilities are EDF Providing , oh yes, NOTHING ! Replacing, 2 football Pitches @ Cellophane Sports @ Social Club, Because they are building their worker Accom 1050 there, so the FA have insisted they are to be replaced, down towards the BFF end of the Site. so that is no Gain. !! Oh, nearly forgot, they r to construct 2 Five a Side pitches, which according to EDF is to be available to Bridgwater Residents, I don't see how, they will be able to gain Access to a Secure Accomodation Block Site, and share the Pitches divided by 1250 EDF Workers, who apart from, sitting in their Bedrooms en Bloc, will have little other Leisure Activities to do, still we do have more Public Houses than most Towns of our Size. This, is why, I continue to raise this issue, from when acting as a Councillor, not opposed to Hinkley C, but supporting, SDC Chief Exec, Kerry Riccards , and SDC Leader Cllr Duncan McGinty in demanding that we get properly Compensated as a District Community, affected by this Minimum 10 year Infrastructure Build. Some 15 years+ Ago when British Nuclear Fuels decommissioned Sellafield, the Community received, £10 Million, as a lump payment, and £1.5 Million for every year that the Spent fuel rods are stored on site.And are still receiving into the Community the Payments. So for those who are satisfied with EDF for their Benefit Funding, I for one am NOT, and will continue to Campaign, for proper and Just, correct Compensation. Remember, There is not mention, of the Storage of the Spent Fuel Rods to be Stored on Site @ Hinkley, when the 'B Station' is Decommisioned, every is only concerned about the NEW BUILD Hinkley C Station. These spent fuel rods are to be stored @ Hinkley in specially constructed Storage Chambers for Upwards of 40 Years.and Beyond, when Maybe there will be built a New Central Storage Site Commisioned, SOMEWHERE! Still on the Drawing Board Somewhere, possible will stay there, like the Famous Bridgwater Ring Roads that were Designed, Planned and worked on in the Old Borough Council Days, by My Late Mother, before 1948, when she worked on them.......Still no Relief Road, now, only the NDR, Homberg Way, Access to the Housing Estates, which, separated Wembdons Residents. You say the Millions, that Various Councils, SCC, SDC, BTC, WSCC, well just how much of this Actual £ 90 Million, that EDF say the Districts Have Benefitted from, is Where?? From my, investigations, most seems to be on Buying, off Bridgwater College, for Apprentaship Placemants, commendable, Buying Cannington College, So forgive, if I'm not enamoured so far with EDF- UK, They have plenty of Budget, to spend, on what they want to!! But, None when it comes to building Roads, or Real Leisure Facilities, for BRIDGWATERs Residents, Which, I'm sure the Towns Only Newspaper , could'nt even be bothered to report, on Yesterday. I found out last week, and I'm not on the e.mail EDF Listings, for Info release. Yes, long term, there will be employment benefits, but so there would be if it were a Nisson Car Plant being built on our doorsteps. I, personally dropped a Christmas Card, off to David Eccles, Home Xmas Eve, with an offer to meet him Jan 2013, to discuss, Possible EDF Leisure Centre on this Newly Acquired Ex Cellophane Site, A REAL POSSIBLE LASTING LEGACY 4 BRIDGWATER . I will await the CALL, Sorry it's a long Post, but hopefully a few more will take up the Call, No Sound from Bridgwater Forward, still no change there then !! Happy New Year David Preece blue-Owl Blue Owl
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9:44am Thu 27 Dec 12

Alex@SDA says...

Mr Blue owl has summed it up quite well, as long as you can plod through the prose.

Re the storage of Nuclear waste from C station, will actually be 100 years PLUS the proposed operating time of 60 years. EdF intend to grow the storage facility incrementally year on year.

One day in the future there is to be a national facility operational to take all the UK nuclear waste, not decided where and when, but according to the authorities it WILL happen.

When this does come into effect, then the candelas (rods) which will be three times the length of the current type, will need to be transported. Guess what, all through Bridgwater, and on current roads.

"Compensation" When BP built the refinery on the Shetlands Isles (Sollum Voe) A trust was set up and at least 10% of the initial cost was paid up front, plus an on-going levy of 1% annual running cost. That was from 1976 to 2000.

I set up a dialogue with the trust, and they even let me have a copy of their audited accounts. the figures were mind blowing. I sent this to SDC and copied in our MP Who incidentally stood up in the house of commons and quoted more or less what I had brought to his attention. He never responded to me however on any of this. So I suppose he was hoping for some credit?

So what are we going to get? Traffic disruption, outsourced workers, social problems, drink related crime and among other things our meagre resources being stretched.

There is a pot of money, but most of it is being spent for the benefit of EdF

Think on one particular thing, the site will be under the jurisdiction of West Som Council who have received assistance in planning costs, and will gain some reward due to location, yet they are bankrupt. All before it really starts.

The time scale, keeps moving forward, Flamanville is years behind schedule. To date even the site preparatory works has been under estimated out at Hinkley, so be prepared for an extension to an already delayed project.

If however they get it right, and we see community benefit, then could be good for the local economy, but the track record to date leaves a lot to be desired.
Mr Blue owl has summed it up quite well, as long as you can plod through the prose. Re the storage of Nuclear waste from C station, will actually be 100 years PLUS the proposed operating time of 60 years. EdF intend to grow the storage facility incrementally year on year. One day in the future there is to be a national facility operational to take all the UK nuclear waste, not decided where and when, but according to the authorities it WILL happen. When this does come into effect, then the candelas (rods) which will be three times the length of the current type, will need to be transported. Guess what, all through Bridgwater, and on current roads. "Compensation" When BP built the refinery on the Shetlands Isles (Sollum Voe) A trust was set up and at least 10% of the initial cost was paid up front, plus an on-going levy of 1% annual running cost. That was from 1976 to 2000. I set up a dialogue with the trust, and they even let me have a copy of their audited accounts. the figures were mind blowing. I sent this to SDC and copied in our MP Who incidentally stood up in the house of commons and quoted more or less what I had brought to his attention. He never responded to me however on any of this. So I suppose he was hoping for some credit? So what are we going to get? Traffic disruption, outsourced workers, social problems, drink related crime and among other things our meagre resources being stretched. There is a pot of money, but most of it is being spent for the benefit of EdF Think on one particular thing, the site will be under the jurisdiction of West Som Council who have received assistance in planning costs, and will gain some reward due to location, yet they are bankrupt. All before it really starts. The time scale, keeps moving forward, Flamanville is years behind schedule. To date even the site preparatory works has been under estimated out at Hinkley, so be prepared for an extension to an already delayed project. If however they get it right, and we see community benefit, then could be good for the local economy, but the track record to date leaves a lot to be desired. Alex@SDA
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Alex@SDA wrote:
Mr Blue owl has summed it up quite well, as long as you can plod through the prose.

Re the storage of Nuclear waste from C station, will actually be 100 years PLUS the proposed operating time of 60 years. EdF intend to grow the storage facility incrementally year on year.

One day in the future there is to be a national facility operational to take all the UK nuclear waste, not decided where and when, but according to the authorities it WILL happen.

When this does come into effect, then the candelas (rods) which will be three times the length of the current type, will need to be transported. Guess what, all through Bridgwater, and on current roads.

"Compensation" When BP built the refinery on the Shetlands Isles (Sollum Voe) A trust was set up and at least 10% of the initial cost was paid up front, plus an on-going levy of 1% annual running cost. That was from 1976 to 2000.

I set up a dialogue with the trust, and they even let me have a copy of their audited accounts. the figures were mind blowing. I sent this to SDC and copied in our MP Who incidentally stood up in the house of commons and quoted more or less what I had brought to his attention. He never responded to me however on any of this. So I suppose he was hoping for some credit?

So what are we going to get? Traffic disruption, outsourced workers, social problems, drink related crime and among other things our meagre resources being stretched.

There is a pot of money, but most of it is being spent for the benefit of EdF

Think on one particular thing, the site will be under the jurisdiction of West Som Council who have received assistance in planning costs, and will gain some reward due to location, yet they are bankrupt. All before it really starts.

The time scale, keeps moving forward, Flamanville is years behind schedule. To date even the site preparatory works has been under estimated out at Hinkley, so be prepared for an extension to an already delayed project.

If however they get it right, and we see community benefit, then could be good for the local economy, but the track record to date leaves a lot to be desired.
Alex, Sorry that I had to go the long route, to get my thoughts across, there are those who are not interested in the Content of my Post's, but rather whether my Diction is Pronounsed in the right Verb or Pronoun.
I'm more interested in making EDF accountable, as it seems to me that,Somerset CC, are paying Lipservice, if they had been Stronger with their Highways Stance, I'm convinced they EDF, would have Yeilded and built a Road Dedicated or Not from Dunball to Hinkley C.
SCC, were negligent in their duty, as far as we Cllr's in SDC were concerned, but as all Highway matters as well as Planning matters are West Somerset's, we in Sedgemoor were only Consultee's, ie, Listened to and Ignored or Dismissed.
So, just how many Stations will be built on the And bought from Lady Gass, only 2 Planned @ Present, how many more D E F .Plenty of room for more, over the next 100 Years.
What will our Grandchildren, and their Children have to deal with????
They will ask, What & Why, were we not more Diligent with EDF.
Well, I am doing my Best, to make Sure EDF, address these Issuses, if only we had a Local Paper, that asked the same or similar Questions that our residents our Posting and writing about.
Regards David L Preece Aka Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Alex@SDA[/bold] wrote: Mr Blue owl has summed it up quite well, as long as you can plod through the prose. Re the storage of Nuclear waste from C station, will actually be 100 years PLUS the proposed operating time of 60 years. EdF intend to grow the storage facility incrementally year on year. One day in the future there is to be a national facility operational to take all the UK nuclear waste, not decided where and when, but according to the authorities it WILL happen. When this does come into effect, then the candelas (rods) which will be three times the length of the current type, will need to be transported. Guess what, all through Bridgwater, and on current roads. "Compensation" When BP built the refinery on the Shetlands Isles (Sollum Voe) A trust was set up and at least 10% of the initial cost was paid up front, plus an on-going levy of 1% annual running cost. That was from 1976 to 2000. I set up a dialogue with the trust, and they even let me have a copy of their audited accounts. the figures were mind blowing. I sent this to SDC and copied in our MP Who incidentally stood up in the house of commons and quoted more or less what I had brought to his attention. He never responded to me however on any of this. So I suppose he was hoping for some credit? So what are we going to get? Traffic disruption, outsourced workers, social problems, drink related crime and among other things our meagre resources being stretched. There is a pot of money, but most of it is being spent for the benefit of EdF Think on one particular thing, the site will be under the jurisdiction of West Som Council who have received assistance in planning costs, and will gain some reward due to location, yet they are bankrupt. All before it really starts. The time scale, keeps moving forward, Flamanville is years behind schedule. To date even the site preparatory works has been under estimated out at Hinkley, so be prepared for an extension to an already delayed project. If however they get it right, and we see community benefit, then could be good for the local economy, but the track record to date leaves a lot to be desired.[/p][/quote]Alex, Sorry that I had to go the long route, to get my thoughts across, there are those who are not interested in the Content of my Post's, but rather whether my Diction is Pronounsed in the right Verb or Pronoun. I'm more interested in making EDF accountable, as it seems to me that,Somerset CC, are paying Lipservice, if they had been Stronger with their Highways Stance, I'm convinced they EDF, would have Yeilded and built a Road Dedicated or Not from Dunball to Hinkley C. SCC, were negligent in their duty, as far as we Cllr's in SDC were concerned, but as all Highway matters as well as Planning matters are West Somerset's, we in Sedgemoor were only Consultee's, ie, Listened to and Ignored or Dismissed. So, just how many Stations will be built on the And bought from Lady Gass, only 2 Planned @ Present, how many more D E F .Plenty of room for more, over the next 100 Years. What will our Grandchildren, and their Children have to deal with???? They will ask, What & Why, were we not more Diligent with EDF. Well, I am doing my Best, to make Sure EDF, address these Issuses, if only we had a Local Paper, that asked the same or similar Questions that our residents our Posting and writing about. Regards David L Preece Aka Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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