Somerset

EDF: Hinkley Point C bypass 'could be built earlier'

The company that wants to build a new nuclear power station in Somerset has said it will build a bypass six months earlier than originally planned.

EDF Energy said it would build the road around Cannington if planning consent was granted for the Hinkley Point C plant.

It said the work would reduce the amount of works traffic having to drive through the village.

If the government grants permission, the plant could open by 2020.

EDF Energy said work to build a storage area at Combwich would also be held back until the bypass is finished.

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