PROTESTORS are gearing up for round two in their fight against plans for two new reactors at Hinkley C.

The second stage of EDF's public consultation on its 'preferred proposals' will be launched in Cannington this Saturday.

The Save Cannington Action Group, which claims proposed infrastructure work for the new reactors would wreck the village, is urging people to make their feelings known.

Founder Alan Beasley said this week: “The NDR and the A39 west of Bridgwater will be the main target for all the traffic going to and from the site during construction.

“Our plea to EDF is please reconsider your traffic strategy and take the pressure off these roads.”

During the second phase of consultation, which lasts until October 4, EDF will be seeking the views of people living in and around Hinkley Point.

Richard Mayson, EDF's director of planning and external affairs for nuclear new build, said: “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.”

EDF says two new generators at Hinkley C could power five million homes and provide 5,000 on-site jobs during construction, and 900 permanently.

A REPORT giving a summary from the first round of public consultations will be made available this Friday, in libraries, council offices and tourist information centres.

Saturday 10 July The Main Hall, Bridgwater College, Cannington, TA5 2LS 10am – 4pm

Monday 12 July North Petherton Community Hall, TA6 6QA 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 13 July Otterhampton Village Hall, TA5 1PR 2pm – 8pm

Wednesday 14 July Stogursey Victory Hall, TA5 1PR 2pm – 8pm

Thursday 15 July The Exchange, Bridgwater, TA6 4RR 2pm – 8pm

Friday 16 July Angel Place Shopping Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 3TQ 9am – 6pm

Saturday 17 July Danesfield School, Williton, TA4 4SW 10am – 4pm

Monday 19 July Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1EH 2pm – 8pm

Tuesday 20 July – Monday 4 October EDF Energy office, 14 King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3DG 9am – 5pm (weekdays only)