Five board members of French state-controlled utility EDF are petitioning to have the courts annul last month’s board decision to push ahead with the controversial Hinkley Point power project in the UK. Five rebels on the board, all of whom represent the EDF unions, said on Wednesday that the decision should be invalidated because Jean-Bernard Lévy, the chief executive, did not tell them that the UK government planned to delay its decision on the plant. Law firm Alain Levy, which represents the five union board members, said on Wednesday that it had filed a complaint with the Paris commercial court, adding that the case would be heard on September 5. EDF declined to comment. EDF has admitted that Jean-Bernard Lévy knew that a signing ceremony scheduled for the project site on the day after the board meeting had been pushed back by the UK. But the company insists that Mr Lévy did not know that a full review would take place.