South West MEP Julie Girling welcomed news today that the Hinckley Point B nuclear power plant is likely to go ahead.
The Conservative politician spoke out after it emerged that Theresa May’s Government, following a surprise review, had given the plan the go-ahead subject to some conditions.
Mrs Girling said: “I think it was only right that the new Prime Minister should want to satisfy herself over the cost and security matters involved in a huge investment from China.
“But I am delighted the result is a green light. As someone who works closely on environmental issues I am convinced that nuclear has to play a key part in a clean, green power mix.
“When the scheme goes ahead it will mean a major boost for jobs and the economy of our region for many years to come.”