PLANS for a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point are to go on show to the public - with developers proposing new roads, 'a legacy of infrastructure' and a boost to the economy.

EDF energy will launch consultation for the third reactor, which has been included on a shortlist of ten possible power plant sites by the Government in England and Wales, on Saturday in Cannington village hall.

The proposals outline: · 700-bed temporary campus for workers at Hinkley Point.

· 200-bed campus for workers near Cannington and 120 workers on Bridgwater College's Cannington campus.

· Four park and ride sites to Hinkley Point.

· A bypass for Cannington.

· Temporary jetty in Bridgwater Bay and improve Combwich Wharf.

· Accommodation in Bridgwater for 500 workers, with the possibility of a hotel.

A bypass could link the A39 to the existing Hinkley Point road - taking traffic away from the centre of Cannington - and EDF has listed either a western route or an eastern route for the development.

Economic benefits are also cited, with opportunities for local businesses in the supply chain and benefits through the demand for goods and services in Sedgemoor.

Hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area could also see a boost, if an estimated 2,400 workers descend on Hinkley Point at the peak of its construction.

Simon Dunford, head of offsite development for the Hinkley Point C project, said: “Should we receive the go-ahead, Hinkley Point C will be a source of highly-skilled employment, with around 700 full-time staff for at least 60 years.

“This will be a major boost to local and regional economies.”

But some Sedgemoor villagers have already got in touch with the Mercury to express their anger at the nuclear development.

Sue Jones, from Burton, said: “I know other communities will have their problems too, but we are the ones who will see our villages changed forever and have to bear the brunt of this development.”