Possible incentives to accept power plant plans

Protestors outside the gate to Hinkley Point nuclear power station Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

People living near the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset could be offered incentives to accept the plan.

The government is considering giving communities next to proposed power plants money off their energy bills. In an interview with today's Times newspaper, the energy secretary Ed Davey hinted it's proposals will soon be unveiled.