Views sought on Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

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People living near the site of the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset are being asked for their views on the plans.

The first of four Planning Inspectorate public meetings is taking place in the village of Cannington.

EDF Energy submitted plans for the plant to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) last October.

Further meetings are due to take place in Otterhampton, Bridgwater and Stogursey later this month.

It is the first opportunity for the Planning Inspectorate to hear the views in person of local people.

The planning application is being reviewed by the IPC which deals with large scale projects.

It will recommend whether permission should be granted but the final decision rests with the government.

If built, the new power station could open in 2020.

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