EDF Energy will hold a series of public events about its plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

The initial consultation over the next few weeks will be on EDF’s so-called ‘Initial Proposals and Options’ before a further consultation next March on its ‘Preferred Proposals’.

The consultations will cover not just the proposed construction of two new reactors at Hinkley, but also all the major infrastructure changes that would be needed to make it happen.

Simon Dunford, EDF Energy’s head of off-site development for the Hinkley Point C project, said: “We are especially keen to meet as many local people as possible at our events.

“Local views are very important to us and we have been talking to the local community for many months already. This is an opportunity to comment on our initial proposals and options to help inform our plans before the second stage of the formal consultation.”

Public exhibitions in stage one of the consultation will be held at the following times and venues:

  • Saturday, November 28, Cannington Village Hall, 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday, December 2, Stogursey Victory Hall (jointly with National Grid), 2pm-8pm
  • Thursday, December 3, Otterhampton village hall, 2pm-6pm
  • Monday, December 7, North Petherton Community Centre, 11am-7pm
  • Wednesday, December 9, The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater, 2pm-8pm
  • Monday, December 14, EDF Energy office, 14 King Square, Bridgwater, 12pm–6pm.

    The exhibition can then be viewed from Tuesday, December 15 to Monday, January 11, between 2pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), in EDF Energy’s Bridgwater office.

For more information, including a copy of the Statement of Community Consultation, click on the Related Link below.