Somerset

Hinkley power station groundworks recommended for approval

Proposals to carry out preparatory works for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point have been recommended for approval by West Somerset Council.

The application from EDF Energy will involve site clearance, putting in drainage and building roads, car parks and roundabouts to access the site.

Conditions have been attached which aim to reduce the amount of disruption caused to local residents by the build.

Councillors will make a final decision in a planning meeting on 28 July.

Both EDF Energy and opponents of the nuclear power station have declined to comment ahead of the recommendation in case it will prejudice the outcome of the final decision.

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