Hinkley Point in Somerset has been granted the country's first new site licence for a nuclear power station in 25 years.
The industry regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, has awarded the licence to NNB GenCo, a subsidiary of French energy giant EDF.
The firm will still need other permissions before construction can go ahead.
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An overcast start with cloud spreading from the east to Devon and Cornwall. Cool winds and isolated showers in parts of South Devon
An overcast start with plenty of cloud filling in from the east. Some isolated showers in Somerset and Dorset. Highs of 8 or 9 degrees.
Temperatures will drop down tonight and tomorrow isn't great with the prospect of more cloud, showers and north easterly winds.