COMMUNITIES across Sedgemoor are being urged to let Government planners know any concerns about proposals for Hinkley Point.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend open floor meetings next month where members of the public can address planning officials.

People who want to speak at the meetings must have already registered but the meeting is open to the public to attend.

A meeting will be held in Bridgwater on Wednesday, May 16, and similar sessions will be held in Cannington on Wednesday, May 9, Combwich on Thursday, May 10, and Stogursey on Thursday, May 17.

Peter Malim, vice-chairman of Stogursey Parish Council, said: “It’s going to make it difficult for people in Stogursey to get out. During the peak of construction there will be a lorry on the road every 1½ minutes.”

A spokesman for EDF Energy said the firm is confident its application has made sufficient plans for dealing with increased traffic.

He said: “EDF Energy’s transport strategy is based on minimising the numbers of vehicles on local roads and improving traffic flow to mitigate the impact of construction.”

Officials at EDF Energy have played down speculation about the future of the Hinkley C project.

The company says its position is unchanged despite reports its development partner Centrica had threatened to pull out amid energy price concerns.