Following initial high-level discussions with officers from the Joint Councils in early 2020, EDF have been undertaking voluntary assessments of the impacts of the proposed workforce uplift across six topic areas
(3) workforce development
(4) community safety
EDF has produced a Topic Paper for each of these areas and an overarching Spatial Distribution Note to explain the likely spatial distribution of the workforce (which ultimately influences the potential impacts on the housing market and transport strategy).
Whilst the local authorities have worked with EDF on the Topic Papers, they are EDF’s documents. The Councils agree with the majority of the conclusions drawn, but this is not the case in all areas. Both parties, however, recognise the need to work collectively together to resolve issues and develop solutions that will mitigate any potential new impacts, particularly in a timely manner before the peak workforce is achieved in early 2023. A Briefing paper has been provided to all Councillors across the Joint Councils and is available alongside the topic papers.
Sedgemoor District Council is hosting the documents on their site on behalf of the joint Councils and they can be found, along with the briefing, by clicking the link below: