Severn Barrage plan dealt blow by MPs

A plan for a barrage across the Severn Estuary has been dealt a blow.

An influential committee of MPs has rejected the idea, claiming the economic and environmental case is unproven.

The consortium behind the scheme says it will bring billions in private investment and thousands of jobs.

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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.'