HINKLEY C workers are frustrating residents in Bridgwater and the surrounding villages by ‘fly-parking’ and councillors are worried the situation is only going to get worse. EDF encourages all of its Hinkley construction workers to use the various designated Park and Rides, however workers attempting to save time on their commute are parking near pick up and drop off points. The French energy giant is employing a dedicated team who respond to instances of fly-parking – however Cllr Colin Allen, chairman of Cannington Parish Council is worried the current situation is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’.
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WEST Somerset caravan sites could soon get a major financial boost by being allowed to stay open all year to provide homes for hundreds of Hinkley Point workers. West Somerset Council’s licensing committee this week discussed the possibility of lifting the rules that restrict caravan occupancy to ten or 11 months to help cope with an influx of nuclear power station staff needing accommodation. The number could reach 3,700 in two years’ time. But committee members were worried that such a move could have a serious effect on tourism if visitors were crowded out by Hinkley shift-workers in rural caravan parks.
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