Tidal Lagoon News

Tidal Lagoon Power has submitted its Environment Impact Assessment scoping report for a tidal lagoon between Newport and Cardiff that could provide electricity to every home in Wales.  The Environmental Impact Assessment seeks comment on the survey work that will support the planning application for the Nationally Significant Infrastructure project.  This follows in the wake of the company’s Swansea Tidal Bay Lagoon application (decision expected in June), which began in 2011.  Plans for the Cardiff Lagoon include up to 90 turbines set within a 22 km breakwater enclosing an area of approximately 70,000 square metres. Tidal Lagoon Power explained: “The Western landfall would be approximately 2 km from the entrance to Cardiff Bay and the Eastern landfall would be approximately 2 km from the mouth of the River Usk.”  A full planning application is expected to be submitted in 2017.

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