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Hinkley Point council appoints technical advisors

Sedgemoor District Council has signed up a host of consultants to provide technical advice during the planning process for EdF’s new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

Arup, Black and Veatch, Colin Buchanan and Partners, GVA Grimley, Pell Frischmann, SKM, Temple Group, The Environmental Consultancy and URS Scott Wilson can expect to earn £10M offering technical advice, supporting in the drafting of documentation, carrying out critical reviews of documentation and representing the authority as and if required during the course of the project.

Advice may also be required in connection with other infrastructure projects across the south west including projects such as changes to National Grid infrastructure and the proposed Severn Barrage. Local infrastructure projects such as the proposed Parrett Barrier may also require support through the contract.

Capacity or advice may be required to support local authority service delivery on key regeneration projects such as the local development framework, in implementing economic masterplans, masterplanning, spatial planning, urban design and on research, feasibility studies, community engagement, consultation and external communication.

Readers' comments (2)

  • In my view three is a crowd, but nine appears to be a multitude. What are they going to do? Not a lot on the currently defunct Severn Barrage or the unheard of Parrett Barrier I would imagine. Still £10m in fees should be quite welcome. I wonder if the Sedgemmor taxpayers agree. It would appear to me , from a recent visit to Bridgwater that Sedgemoor Council would be better engaged in dealing with what appeared to me to be a rundown town in a state of neglect and near dereliction
    D Limbert (F)

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  • Paul McCormick

    The £10M fees is likely to be an aspirational total. Well done to the 9 successful tenderers winning and good luck in re-couping your bid costs !!

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