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Severn Barrage: MPs against current plans

Plans for a £25bn barrage in the Severn Estuary should not go ahead in their current form, a committee of MPs says.

Hafren Power wants to build an 11-mile barrage between Lavernock Point near Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, and Brean near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

But MPs said Hafren had failed to make the case that it would be good for the economy or the environment.

Tim Yeo, chairman of the energy and climate change committee which published the report, said there were concerns the current proposals were too expensive.

'No case for £25bn Severn Barrage'

  • 10 Jun 2013