Somerset

Formal objection to Hinkley jetty plans lodged

Hinkley Point C proposal
Image caption The jetty will be used to take delivery of construction materials for the power station

Sedgemoor District Council has lodged a formal objection to plans to build a temporary jetty at Hinkley Point.

The 500m-long jetty will take delivery of the construction materials for the power station if consent is given to build the nuclear facility.

EDF Energy has said the jetty would avoid 80% of shipments being delivered by road and will reduce congestion.

The final decision will be made by the Marine Management Organisation.

The formal objection was agreed at a full council meeting on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman from the Conservative-led council claimed there was a lack of information from EDF about the plans.

West Somerset Council has already submitted a formal objection to the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

The authority believes the jetty application should not be considered separately to the application for the nuclear power station and also wanted clarification on plans for portable buildings to accommodate 60 workers at the jetty.

Sedgemoor District Council submitted a holding objection, which has now been made formal, on the same grounds.

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