The Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership (HTAP) was set up in line with conditions in the Section 106 Agreement for Site Preparation Works granted to EDF Energy in 2012. The activities of the partnership were continued in the Development Consent Order Section 106 agreement, starting in 2016.
Both agreements set out measures and financial contributions to maximise opportunities and mitigate impacts from the development. This included housing, business support, skills and tourism.
Under the agreements the local authorities had to: set up and operate the Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership, develop and deliver a tourism strategy and action plans, set up travel plans, carry out regular visitor surveys, support local tourist information centres.
The Partnership has been operating since 2013 and includes: Somerset West and Taunton Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, EDF Energy, Visit Somerset, Visit Exmoor and Exmoor National Park Authority.