Moorhouse Campsite to Expand to House Hinkley Point C Workforce
A campsite on the edge of a Somerset beauty spot could rapidly expand to accommodate the growing Hinkley Point C workforce.
The campsite, Moorhouse Farm in Holford, is owned by Mr T Ayre and has been providing accommodation for Hinkley Point workers for a number of years.
The proposed expansion would create 115 new caravan pitches, allowing up to 460 workers to live within easy reach of the construction site for a three-year period.
A new ablutions block would also be built to provide toilets and showers for the workforce.
A spokesman for Acorus, which represents the applicant, said that the site has been well-received by workers and EDF Energy, which operates Hinkley Point C.
They said that there is a clear need for the proposed development, given the shortage of worker accommodation in the area.
The spokesman also said that the expansion would have no significant impact on the landscape or the AONB.
Somerset Council is expected to make a decision on the proposals by Christmas.
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