During our Stage 1 consultation and in the following months, we undertook consultation on our proposed preliminary works to help advance the construction of a new power station at Hinkley Point C, subject to receiving consent from the Planning Inspectorate.
Originally, the preliminary works consisted of three elements:
- Erection of a temporary jetty to enable bulk materials to be unloaded;
- Securing the site with a fence and sea wall; and
- Site preparation works: making the site ready for the main excavation by clearing vegetation, installing haulage roads and utility connections and terracing the site.
Since the Stage 1 consultation, however, the scope of the preliminary works proposals was amended and no longer includes the sea wall, whilst the fencing has been included within the site preparation works.
A planning application for the site preparation works was approved by West Somerset Council in July 2011.
The application for the proposed temporary jetty has been submitted to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The temporary jetty applications form a crucial part of our transport strategy for the construction of Hinkley Point C, as it will enable the majority of bulk material required during the construction phase to be brought directly on to the site without having to use the local road network. A planning inquiry for the jetty application was held in November 2011. For more information go to http://www.marinemanagement.org.uk/licensing/public_register/cases/hinkley_point_c.htm|.