PLANS recommended for preparation work at the proposed Hinkley Point power station site received support in principle from Sedgemoor District Council.

At a special meeting yesterday, the authority agreed in principle to recommendations put forward, subject to certain conditions and obligations being met.

The energy giant is planning on carrying out deep excavations, removing vegetation, creating haulage roads and doing other associated works to prepare the site in case they get planning permission for the nuclear build later this year.

West Somerset Council is due to decide whether to grant planning permission for the preparatory work at a meeting tomorrow.

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