Hinkley Point: Sedgmoor District Council welcome the PM's strike price announcement
Monday, October 21, 2013
SEDGEMOOR District Council (SDC) warmly welcomes the Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that the strike price has been agreed with EDF, the developer of the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C.
The announcement provides certainty to the local community on the future of Hinkley Point C and means that the community benefit settlement provided by the Department of Energy and Climate Change will go ahead.
The new power station is a major nationally-important infrastructure project, to help meet the country’s energy need, but the impacts are felt locally.
Councillor Duncan McGinty praised the Government and EDF’s persistence in reaching agreement: “We are pleased that EDF and the Government have concluded their negotiations on a strike price. “
This is an important step in a long journey before Hinkley Point C starts generating electricity for the nation.
“We will continue to work with EDF to make sure that local people justly benefit from hosting the power station on their doorstep.”
The Council recognises the national need for new nuclear power stations to decarbonise the power sector and to meet the Government’s energy security objectives.
With the strike price now agreed and the community benefit package confirmed, the Council will continue to develop their own initiatives to ensure Sedgemoor capitalises on its role as a pioneer in the new nuclear age.