Politicians agree more benefits needed from nuclear
A House of Commons committee agrees with Sedgemoor that community benefits will build trust between nuclear giants and neighbours.
A report published by MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee recommended that community benefits, through retention of business rates, should be extended to new nuclear power projects.
At present, Community Benefits are only available to renewable energy projects.
The committee also called on the Government to consider providing extra forms of community benefit during construction, given the time it takes to build power stations.
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Councillor Duncan McGinty, leader of Sedgemoor District Council said: “Sedgemoor has championed Community Benefit Contributions as an important mechanism to ensure the communities around Hinkley Point receive fair and reasonable benefits in recognition of the burden of hosting nationally beneficial energy infrastructure."