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On this website you can find out more information about the Hinkley Point C Connection project and keep up to date with the latest news.

Update - 19 June 2014: National Grid has been told by the Planning Inspectorate that its application to build a new electricity connection between Bridgwater and Seabank, Avonmouth has been accepted for examination. The application will now be assessed and a recommendation made to Government in around 12 months’ time. Ultimately, Government will decide whether the new connection should be built.

From 12 July 2014, any members of the public who want to be involved with the planning process can register their interest with the Planning Inspectorate. This can be done by filling in the 'Registration and Relevant Representation Form' on the Planning Inspectorate’s dedicated Hinkley Point C Connection project page The deadline for registration is 26th August. The full plans and supporting documents are available on the Planning Inspectorate website

All correspondence relating to this project must now be sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate who can be contacted by email at or by phone on 0303 444 5000. Any correspondence should quote the application reference number EN020001.

On this website you can also follow the links below to:

If you have any queries you can visit our contacts page to get in touch.

Note: The new substation at Aust is no longer part of the project. Please visit the Q&As to find out why.