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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