Communities around Hinkley Point in Somerset have celebrated the approval of plans for a new power plant as they look forward to an influx of new jobs into the area.
It is thought that around 26,000 jobs could be created by the created by the construction of the Hinkley C generator - with many likely to go to businesses based in the local area.
- Video report by ITV News West of England Correspondent Rupert Everlyn
Why does the government want a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point and why has it proved so controversial?
Government officialscan't provide any detail about how a national security test for future critical infrastructure deals will be applied.
The government approved new nuclear power plants back in 2006 but the plan for Hinkley was only given the go ahead 10 years later.