You must attend this!
There is going to be a workshop in St Peter’s First School on Monday the 12th of April, from 9am till 7pm, where consultants acting for EDF and Arup – a principal contractor – want members of the public to come in and discuss the proposed development and its effects on Williton – i.e. the 200 bed hostel for workers, and the 350 Park and Ride scheme for Catwell.
They want to know your views, and, because they feel that public meetings sometimes inhibit the public from giving their views in front of a large crowd, they are happy to go into one-to-one sessions with anyone.
You must attend. There are currently no other options being put forward, and there is a chance that they will be accepted by IPC – the Governments independent planning authority - unless strong reasons are found to prevent that happening. Alternatively, you may feel that the proposals are sensible and a good thing for Williton, and would like to have your views noted as well.
We are at the start of a multi-tiered consultancy process that will go right through to December, so you will have other opportunities to put your points across, but it is essential that we make a good start, establish exactly what is being proposed, analyse how it would effect Williton, and the surrounding roads, open spaces, etc., if it comes to fruition, and put together some projects where EDF could assist the Parishioners of Williton in ‘mitigation and compensation’ for the upheaval and change that the project will bring about. Their words, not mine!
See you there!