Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay have been independently backed by a government-commissioned review by former energy minister Charles Hendry. The report provides fresh impetus to the scheme which includes plans for an international watersports centre and hatchery within the lagoon.
Lee McLaughlin, Partner at FaulknerBrowns, the architect designing the water sports centre, said:
This is a great step towards a bright future for low carbon, environmentally sustainable energy production in this country. By integrating recreational facilities into the infrastructure for energy generation in this way, we have the opportunity to reinforce our social sustainability ambitions, creating a wide range of world-class facilities for the communities in and around Swansea Bay.
In a statement Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power said:
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is a vision of how Great Britain can replace part of our ageing power station fleet with low cost, reliable power that also revitalises our industrial heartlands and coastal communities.
Bristol Rovers proposed stadium
Bristol Rovers remain in talks with the University of West of England according to the Bristol Post, which put some straight questions to both parties.
Grimsby stadium location options
The development company proposing a new stadium for Grimsby Town have considered a disused them park site.
Dumbarton fans and executives engage on new stadium proposal
Dumbarton FC fans met with the club owners last week in a bid to dispel any concerns surrounding the plans for a new £13.5million stadium.
Members of the Sonstrust met with club director Ian Wilson and Brabco board members to discuss concerns surrounding the stadium project – which could see a 4,000-capacity football ground built on Young’s Farm next to Renton Road.