EDF Energy has trebled its offer for vital road improvements in Bridgwater to £15million after its earlier traffic plans were savaged in a council report.

The Mercury reported last week how Somerset County Council said EDF Energy's proposals for coping with extra traffic around Bridgwater should a third Hinkley nuclear power station go ahead would make local roads “worse than doing nothing at all”.

Our article has been credited with helping to eke out an extra £10million from EDF for Bridgwater's road network.

The firm now proposes to spend around £15million making changes to 11 key roads and junctions around the town.

For a special report on EDF's latest Bridgwater transport plans, see today's Mercury.