Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Consultation on a Material Change to Hinkley Point C’s Development Consent Order

Following the approval of Hinkley Point C’s Development Consent Order in 2013 and the start of construction in 2016 they have continued to develop their project and are now proposing to apply for consent to make a number of further changes to the original plans – helping to implement current best practice and make the operational station more efficient.

From today until the 29th February, they will be seeking your views on a number of proposed changes through a public consultation that will allow them to shape their application before it is submitted in early 2025.

The consultation will cover a range of different changes and includes alterations to Hinkley Point C’s;

The removal of the requirement to install an Acoustic Fish Deterrent system associated with the power station’s cooling water system.

They will also be seeking your views on plans to create over 300 hectares of new habitat. The plans include proposals for large areas of new saltmarsh but also includes the planting of seagrass and kelp, developing native oyster beds and removing weirs on three rivers to help migrating fish to reach their breeding grounds.

A change from a ‘wet’ interim spent fuel store to a ‘dry’ interim spent fuel store and associated increase in the building’s size.

Replacement of the previously proposed access control building for the interim spent fuel store with a larger new equipment storage building.

The redesign, relocation and lowering of the meteorological mast and removal of supporting meteorological station that is no longer required.

The retention of the existing temporary electrical substation as a permanent feature in order to supply electricity to neighbouring Hinkley Point A and Hinkey Point B power stations during their decommissioning.

The addition of four new structures to house sluice gates and lifting beams in the area close to the power station’s cooling water forebays.

More information, including detailed proposals for all the changes is available online – www.edfenergy.com/hpc-dco

Taking Part in the Consultation
There will also be a series of public events, both in person and online throughout the consultation period. Please join any of these to explore the plans further, ask questions and share your views that will be used to shape their application.

Face to face Events

Thursday 11 January 2024 – 3pm – 7pm
Victory Hall, 32 Tower Hill, Stogursey, TA5 1PL

Thursday 18 January 2024 – 12pm – 5pm
Cannington Court, Church Street, Cannington, TA5 2HA

Monday 22 January 2024 – 11am – 3pm
The Green at Wembdon, Homberg Way, Wembdon, Somerset, TA6 7BY

Tuesday 30 January 2024 – 4pm-8pm
Pawlett Village Hall, Old Main Road, Pawlett, Somerset TA6 4RY

Virtual Events

Tuesday 16 January 2024 – 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday 24 January 2024 – 6pm – 8pm
Thursday 1 February 2024 – 10am – 12pm

Full details of the events and access to a virtual exhibition is available at www.edfenergy.com/hpc-dco

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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