Last year EDFe approached the Joint Councils (Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and North Somerset Council) about their intention to increase the size of its workforce at the Hinkley Point C site, beyond the number that was assessed in the Development Consent Order.
EDFe have prepared six evidence-based “Topic Papers”, to explain what they believe are the likely effects of this increased workforce. Within the papers they also propose mitigation and/or enhancement measures, to be provided by EDF, where it is necessary to manage any adverse effects which may be experienced because of their proposals.
Over the next few weeks, the Joint Councils will begin to review the content of the Topic Papers. Only when the assessment is complete can the Joint Councils agree what their next actions should be.
The Topic Papers are hosted for the joint Councils on the Sedgemoor District Council website.
You can view the papers here: https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/4952