EDF says it has managed to significantly reduce the number of complaints after clamping down on Hinkley C employees ‘fly-parking’ in Bridgwater and the surrounding area.

The French energy giant has made a commitment that employees will use designated park and ride sites, rather than parking in villages and residential streets.

The company says disciplinary action has been taken against serious offenders, and confirmed that two flagrant offenders had their site passes taken away.

David Eccles, head of stakeholder engagement at Hinkley C, said: “We take local concerns around fly-parking very seriously and I’m pleased to say that such incidents have reduced considerably thanks to our dedicated team who investigate cars which they suspect may be parked incorrectly.

“They establish if cars parked in various locations actually do belong to Hinkley C workers who do not live near that address and appropriate action is then taken.

“We remind individuals of their responsibilities under the Code of Conduct to respect the local community and two repeat offenders have had their site passes removed following a formal three step process.”

EDF deploys its own team of parking wardens to issue warning tickets to offending drivers.