Proposed Combwich to Hinkley Point Shared Use Cycle Path

Public Consultation and Drop-in Events – 27th September (today) and 6th October 2022

Hinkley Point C has been considering a proposal for the development of a shared use cycle path running from Combwich to Hinkley Point. It would provide a sustainable commuting route for all Hinkley Point workers whilst also providing wider local value – offering an enjoyable route for leisure purposes. The route would further connect the existing cycle route along the C182 from Combwich towards Cannington and Bridgwater.

Before the application is submitted, we would like to invite you to join us at a public consultation event to discuss the proposal and provide your views. Two public consultation events are to be held in separate locations to cover the two key local communities on the proposed route.

  • 27th September 2022, Otterhampton Village Hall, 1pm – 8pm.
  • 6th October 2022, Stogursey Victory Hall, 3pm – 7pm.

As these are drop in events, please do come along at any point that is convenient to you within the event opening times.

Project Background

The proposed shared user cycle path covers approximately 9.3 km covering the following five sections (C-G): Environment Agency Bridleway to Stert Drove (Section C); Stert Drove (Section D); Stert Drove to Gorpit Lane Car Park (Section E); Gorpit Lane Carpark to the approach to Hinkley Point Complex (Section F); and Hinkley Point Northern Perimeter (Section G). The proposed path follows an existing rural highway and Public Rights of Way (PRoW). It starts just north of the village of Combwich and ends at the northern perimeter of the Hinkley Point complex.

The proposed path crosses agricultural and coastal land, covering a variety of existing rural land uses including a bridleway, a section of rural highway (Stert Drove), Common Land, the England Coast Path National Trail, and the northern perimeter of the Hinkley Point complex which includes a short section of woodland.

Full details of the proposal, a Q&A and the consultation questionnaire are also available to view online via www.edfenergy.com/cycleway