Plans to increase HGV deliveries to Hinkley Point C to 750 lorries per day are being considered by councillors. French energy firm EDF wants to raise the limit on daily deliveries to the nuclear reactor by 250 a day until 2019, while a sea jetty is being built. The proposal, which includes a £4m “mitigation” pot, is being considered by local councils later this month. But councillor Brian Smedley said unless Bridgwater Town Council was consulted residents would be “hostile”. Currently the maximum daily limit of HGV deliveries to the Somerset nuclear plant is 500 per day. EDF wants to increase that average limit until the end of September 2019 when a jetty will be built, allowing 80 per cent of building materials to be brought in by sea.
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Construction of Hinkley Point C could face “severe” delays due to skills shortages and import issues after the UK leaves European nuclear body Euratom as part of the Brexit process, MPs have warned. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee said leaving Euratom in March 2019 could lead to delays at the Somerset nuclear new build project, which counts one tenth of its 2,500-strong workforce as non-UK nationals.
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