Hinkley Point C communities can apply to mitigation fund

Hinkley Point C communities can apply to mitigation fund

Hinkley Point C communities can apply to mitigation fund

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COMMUNITIES living near Hinkley Point C nuclear power station are being encouraged to apply to a fund set up to help mitigate potential effects on residents.

West Somerset Council gave planning permission for the site preparatory works in January 2012 and work at the site is set to step up a gear this summer.

A spokesman for the council said: “A Community Impact Mitigation fund was negotiated at that time to be paid to West Somerset Council to administer on behalf of local communities in the district and neighbouring Sedgemoor at the start of the next stage of preparatory work on the site.

“The early phases of preparatory works were started in 2012 and now phase two is beginning, which involves preparing the land for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.”

Initially during this phase of the preparatory works £3.5 million will be available for communities most affected by the work.

From the fund, £2 million will be allocated in West Somerset, with a further £1.5 million allocated in Sedgemoor - specifically £500,000 to Cannington and £1 million to Bridgwater.

A separate £500,000 is being specifically allocated to Stogursey, as the host parish for the site preparation works.

Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point C site construction director, said: “We're getting the second stage of the preparatory work started to help facilitate the main construction activities that would follow a final investment decision.

“We have worked very hard with communities and local authorities to maximise the benefits of the project such as investment, training and jobs, but also to minimise the impacts.

“We will continue to work closely with the councils to ensure that the funding is effectively deployed to help support our neighbours.”

The site preparation work includes fencing, drainage, excavation and earthworks.

Full details of how to apply to the Community Impact Mitigation fund can be found at http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/CIM

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10:27pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Reaping the Whirlwind says...

If any readers live in Western Toyland, can they apply to a mitigation fund because they are living in the vicinity of Mr. Blooby, and never quite know if their homes, cars or premises are to be set ablaze in arson attacks, or if masked thugs with sledgehammers are going to wreck their property?. Why is the notorious Blob still at liberty????. Has he squealed and done a deal with the law?.
If any readers live in Western Toyland, can they apply to a mitigation fund because they are living in the vicinity of Mr. Blooby, and never quite know if their homes, cars or premises are to be set ablaze in arson attacks, or if masked thugs with sledgehammers are going to wreck their property?. Why is the notorious Blob still at liberty????. Has he squealed and done a deal with the law?. Reaping the Whirlwind
  • Score: 3

10:40pm Mon 2 Jun 14

bob160 says...

Can you please compensate everyone in West somerset by building a Bridgwater bypass? So we can all go on a normal work, shopping or hospital trip without facing ludicrous delays on the A39 because of your additional traffic?
Can you please compensate everyone in West somerset by building a Bridgwater bypass? So we can all go on a normal work, shopping or hospital trip without facing ludicrous delays on the A39 because of your additional traffic? bob160
  • Score: 9

1:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

fonzy65 says...

I wanted a bridge from Dunball heading west across parrot. Gridlocked by da French. Crying shame it isn't Great Briton building/ constructing this necessity.
I wanted a bridge from Dunball heading west across parrot. Gridlocked by da French. Crying shame it isn't Great Briton building/ constructing this necessity. fonzy65
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Blue Owl says...

Everyone knows my position on this, we need and want the Bridgwater By- Pass built, to ensure that the Project to build the Largest New Nuclear build will not make our lives for 15-20 years a Nightmare.
A Bridge across the Parrett Sluice will do two jobs in one, as to why it has not been on the Agenda from Day One !!! I like everyone else, am at a Loss. !!

I know that the Tweaking of Traffic Junctions, in favour of EDF Traffic, can and only add to our Traffic Congestion.

If it was deemed a feasible project to build the Dunball Connection 20 years ago, how can things have changed to make it not Warrented now with the increased Population of Somerset, and the increase of Businesses that are now part of our Working Makeup, with many using Bridgwater to live in and Commute to Bristol And Exeter.
It is incomprehensible, and foolhardy for EDF to even Consider a Project of this immensity without constructing suitable highway infrastructure, to and from the Site, this seems crazy to me !! As their Highways a Project engineer with EDF is the same Frenchman who was brought in to construct the Roads around the Olympic Park, Stratford, London. Still, !!!! We are only " Country Bumpkins" so long as their 800 lorry / HGV's and 24/7 Coaches carrying their workers 2 and fro the Site. Fuuuk us Residents, we do not Matter. !!!!
David L Preece ( Former District Councillor) Still Challenging SCC/ EDF
Blue-Owl
Everyone knows my position on this, we need and want the Bridgwater By- Pass built, to ensure that the Project to build the Largest New Nuclear build will not make our lives for 15-20 years a Nightmare. A Bridge across the Parrett Sluice will do two jobs in one, as to why it has not been on the Agenda from Day One !!! I like everyone else, am at a Loss. !! I know that the Tweaking of Traffic Junctions, in favour of EDF Traffic, can and only add to our Traffic Congestion. If it was deemed a feasible project to build the Dunball Connection 20 years ago, how can things have changed to make it not Warrented now with the increased Population of Somerset, and the increase of Businesses that are now part of our Working Makeup, with many using Bridgwater to live in and Commute to Bristol And Exeter. It is incomprehensible, and foolhardy for EDF to even Consider a Project of this immensity without constructing suitable highway infrastructure, to and from the Site, this seems crazy to me !! As their Highways a Project engineer with EDF is the same Frenchman who was brought in to construct the Roads around the Olympic Park, Stratford, London. Still, !!!! We are only " Country Bumpkins" so long as their 800 lorry / HGV's and 24/7 Coaches carrying their workers 2 and fro the Site. Fuuuk us Residents, we do not Matter. !!!! David L Preece ( Former District Councillor) Still Challenging SCC/ EDF Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: 5

7:23pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Alex@SDA says...

Hear hear the last three posters.

As Blue Owl says all the tweaking etc is only to the benefit of EdF traffic.

For example the proposed Cannington Western by-pass through Brymore out to the Hinkley Road, who else could possibly benefit except HPC traffic?
Hear hear the last three posters. As Blue Owl says all the tweaking etc is only to the benefit of EdF traffic. For example the proposed Cannington Western by-pass through Brymore out to the Hinkley Road, who else could possibly benefit except HPC traffic? Alex@SDA
  • Score: 2

3:12pm Sat 7 Jun 14

izanami says...

Blue Owl has made a very good point as regards the logistical requirements.
I would hasten to add that the best mitigation would be to have Port handling facilities at Hinkley Point improved upon so freight access by sea would be a practical consideration. Loading at Avonmouth/Portbury as a feeder to Hinkley Point . Forward thinking and Forward Planning being a prime requisite.
Blue Owl has made a very good point as regards the logistical requirements. I would hasten to add that the best mitigation would be to have Port handling facilities at Hinkley Point improved upon so freight access by sea would be a practical consideration. Loading at Avonmouth/Portbury as a feeder to Hinkley Point . Forward thinking and Forward Planning being a prime requisite. izanami
  • Score: 3

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