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 Estuary barrage could still be built if right proposals are submitted

Artists impression of the Corlan Hafren proposal for the Severn Barrage Credit: Corlan Hafren

The UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey says a 30 billion pound barrage across the Severn estuary could still be built if the right proposals were submitted.

The barrage would stretch from the Vale of Glamorgan to Somerset. Supporters believe it could provide 5% of UK electricity - but some MPs and environmental groups have opposed the plans.

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