EDF Energy is considering building one of its Bridgwater park-and-ride facilities for Hinkley Point C on the site of the current Somerfield depot.

EDF is planning four park-and-rides to cope with Hinkley C traffic, including two in Bridgwater, one north and one south of the town.

The south park-and-ride had previously been planned for green fields on the western side of Taunton Road, together with the proposed Bridgwater Gateway site.

However, an EDF spokesman said: “The company is now looking at the option of using the Somerfield site which has recently come on the property market and is situated in an existing “brownfield” commercial park.”

EDF has launched a new round of consultations on this and other changes to its transport plans.

The consultation runs from July 11 to August 12, and public exhibitions will be held at the following times and dates.

  • Saturday, July 16, 10am to 4pm, Angel Place Shopping Centre, Bridgwater
  • Thursday, July 21, 12noon to 8pm, Bridgwater town hall, High Street.

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