EDF has selected the company which will build a temporary £30m jetty at the site of its proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

The energy giant has chosen Hampshire-based Dean and Dyball Civil Engineering to build the sea jetty, subject to a final decision by EDF to proceed with the new nuclear project.

Construction of the 500 metre-long jetty is predicted to employ 120 people at its peak and it will allow materials for the Hinkley Point C station to be delivered by sea.

The company says each ship-load will take 250 lorries off local roads, reducing carbon emissions and congestion.

After the completion of the power station, the jetty will be removed and the area restored.

A recommendation to the Secretary of State in relation to a six month examination by the Planning Inspectorate is due before Christmas.