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EDF Temporary Jetty at Hinkley

Here is a brief outline of what  EDF proposes to construct in the

near future on some of our favoured fishing grounds

For more info click this link…

Hours of reading in there.

Better pics to come

5.2 Description of the Jetty Development

5.2.1         The jetty development would be constructed and, assuming a DCO is granted for the

Hinkley Point C Project, operated during construction of Hinkley Point C. It would then be

dismantled and the site restored where it lies outside of the area of permanent works

associated with Hinkley Point C. However, if a DCO is not granted for the Hinkley Point

C Project, the constructed jetty would not be operated, but would be removed and the

land reinstated back to its current form.

5.2.2          The jetty is proposed as a two-staged structure that can be constructed in a manner that

accommodates the emerging transport demands of the Hinkley Point C Project, so that

the first stage could operate alone without the second stage. However, it is expected that

the two stages would in fact be built as one structure under one construction programme

(i.e. stage two would be constructed once stage one is in place without any interval).

This is reflected in the HEO application, which proposes the jetty development in its

entirety, and is assessed in the ES.

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5.2.3        The jetty development comprises the following offshore infrastructure, as shown

inFigures 3 and 4:

· a jetty bridge constructed from vertical tubular piles supporting the deck;

· a jetty head constructed from vertical tubular piles supporting horizontal cross-heads

and a deck, and incorporating mooring infrastructure (e.g. dolphins);

· a berthing pocket dredged alongside the jetty head to accommodate vessels at

various states of the tide;

· materials handling and conveyance equipment on the jetty head and along jetty

Bridge · a roadway along the jetty bridge; and

· aids to navigation.

7.8.7      Data derived from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Cruising Association

indicate that the water area surrounding Hinkley Point and the inner Bristol Channel as a

whole is a designated sailing area for recreational craft, and the water area

approximately 3.5nm to the west of Hinkley Point is used for racing. According to the

Port of Bridgwater’s Marine Operations Plan (2009), there are three sailing clubs within

the Port of Bridgwater. Combwich Cruising Club is based at Combwich and the Burnham

Motor Boat & Sailing Club is based on the River Brue. Both clubs have afloat moorings.

The Burnham Boat Owners’ Sea Angling Association has a substantial membership but

only small boats, which members launch from Burnham Slipway when required. Some

visiting yachts call each year. The inbound route to Burnham Motor Boat & Sailing Club

passes to the north of the proposed jetty development site in a similar manner to

commercial shipping.


7.8.11      A number of control measures are proposed as mitigation to reduce risks such that they

are acceptable. During the jetty development’s construction, dismantling / restoration

and (if required) removal / reinstatement phases, an exclusion zone of some 500m would

be in place around the jetty head (see Figure 15) and it may be prudent to implement a

standby vessel (small patrol vessel) during working hours.

Source EDF



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