EDF Energy has today called a meeting of its board of directors to decide the long-awaited final investment decision (FID) for the construction of the twin reactor Hinkley Point C (HPC) project in Somerset. That will trigger the next stage of preparations for Sizewell C, with the stage two consultation on the project expected to start within a few months. Residents and community leaders have been increasingly frustrated by the lack of fresh information on key issues – including construction workers’ accommodation and park and ride sites – with some doubting the project will ever go ahead. EDF though has insisted that its plans are on track, despite considerable delays.
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