Letter: Mr Farmery raises a number of issues about the level of support which West Somerset Council has offered, and is offering, the communities most affected by the Hinkley Point C development in Stogursey Parish. It is important to highlight that it was not West Somerset Council that granted consent for the power station, works on the ‘southern land’ or the on-site campus; it was the Secretary of State who followed the recommendation of a Panel of Examining Inspectors appointed by the Planning Inspectorate. West Somerset Council supported residents in their objection to the campus throughout discussions and formal stages of consultation with EDF Energy and during the majority of the six-month examination into the development. The withdrawal of our objection at the end of the examination was a reflection on the written exchanges and the hearings into the subject.
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