Hinkley Point C Development

The issues for Otterhampton…

This parish has had a long association with Hinkley Point nuclear power station with many retired and current employees living in the area.  Many people are sympathetic to the notion of a new power station and have always known that one day Combwich Wharf would be used to bring in very large loads for the building of the station.  There was therefore no real concern with EDF’s initial proposals for the use of the Wharf for these large loads, but when during their Stage 2 consultation the development of a huge freight logistics area and 12 metre high fabrication sheds were discovered, there was outrage in the village.

Since then, the parish council and the community have managed to scale back these proposals a little, but there are still major problems with the proposals which EDF have submitted to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) now renamed the Planning Inspectorate.  The parish council has made a detailed submission to the examining panel and an Issue Specific Hearing focusing on Combwich was held on 24th August.  The panel has finished taking evidence and is considering all the submissions made to them.  It is expect they will report to the Secretary of State early in 2013.

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