MPs reject Severn Barrage plan

MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have criticised a £30bn plan to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary. They say developers have 'failed to address commercial and environmental concerns', and the scheme's viability is 'unproven.'

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Severn Barrage proposals - the reaction

Plans to build a Severn Barrage appear to be back on the agenda - after the UK Government said it was open to affordable and environmentally friendly projects.

The Prime Minister is believed to have discussed the project with the MP and barrage supporter Peter Hain.

Some are sceptical that this is real progress, as Nicola Hendy reports.

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