The green light on the Hinkley nuclear deal is like having the "winning lottery ticket" for the local area, ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports.
Workers at a Somerset factory, where they make electrical distribution switch gear, told ITV News that the deal made them feel "more secure" and "excited" at the prospect of working on the project.
Owner of Elecsis Switchgear Ltd, Chris Pratt, said that the project is an opportunity for expansion.
"We want to be able to make sure we can not only service Hinkley Point but service our long-term customers," he said.
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.