This Consultation is Now Closed

Round One Consultation - Feasibility Study

A 3.5 mile stretch of the river between New Ferry and Eastham on the Wirral side and Dingle to Garston on the Liverpool side has been identified as the most favourable area within which to locate a tidal power scheme (area highlighted orange on the map).

We particularly want to hear your views if you live or work near to or use the Estuary in this area. 

Public Exhibitions

The dates and venues of the community consultation are:

  • Sat 11 Dec 10am - 2pm, Bebington Civic Centre
  • Mon 13 Dec 12pm - 5pm, Birkenhead Market
  • Wed 15 Dec 2pm - 7pm, Sefton Park Community Library
  • Thu 16 Dec 12pm - 6pm, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Tue 11 Jan 2pm - 7pm, Ellesmere Port Civic Hall
  • Thu 13 Jan 12pm - 6pm, Bromborough Library and Civic Centre
  • Sat 15 Jan 10am - 2pm, Britannia Inn, Riverside Drive
  • Thu 20 Jan 12pm - 6pm, Stobart Stadium, Widnes
  • Sat 22 Jan 10am - 2pm, Eastham Country Park Visitors Centre
  • Mon 24 Jan 12pm - 5pm, Garston Community Library
  • Topics for Consultation

    At this early stage in the project we are keen to hear from people about:

  • Location - we are considering two main options for where a scheme could be located. We wish to understand any relevant local issues that may help determine the choice of location or layout of facilities within the broad area being considered.
  • Physical characteristics - we are considering two main options for where a scheme could be located. We wish to understand any relevant local issues that may help determine the choice of location or layout of facilities within the broad area being considered.
  • Potential impacts - some potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts have been identified as part of the Feasibility Study. We wish to understand any aspects of the local area that may be affected by the project and hence require assessment.
  • Relevant local issues - we wish to understand any other relevant local issues that may need to be taken into consideration by the project.
  • Complementary opportunities - there may be opportunities for complementary developments such as a visitors centre, recreational facilities, enhanced green spaces and local ecological habitats. We are seeking existing and new ideas for complementary development that local communities might like to see alongside a tidal power scheme.
  • Who is Being Consulted

    We want to talk to and hear from people who live in, work in and use the areas surrounding the potential locations for a tidal power scheme. We want to capture the views of, in particular:

  • Local communities and businesses that may be directly affected by development of a tidal power scheme;
  • People in surrounding communities who may have strong views or fears about development of a tidal power scheme;
  • Interest groups, including clubs and associations, whose activities are based on the estuary; and
  • The wider public in the Liverpool City region, West Cheshire and Warrington.
  • We will also continue to consult with statutory consultees, such as Natural England, the Environment Agency and the Local Authorities.

    Methods of Consultation

    We will make information available to people and consult with them in several ways:

  • Public exhibitions – we will hold a number of exhibitions which will be open to the public. These exhibitions will provide information about the project and the work undertaken to date, with members of the project team on hand to answer any questions. Feedback forms will be provided to capture the views and ideas of members of the public.
  • Letters and emails – we will write to local community and interest groups to invite them to the public exhibitions and ensure the message gets around.
  • Meetings and workshops – We will offer to attend community council/forum meetings in the consultation zone to introduce the project, discuss relevant topics and capture the community’s ideas and concerns. We will offer interest groups the opportunity to attend workshops to discuss the project with similarly interested parties, for example angling associations, sailing clubs, conservation groups, etc. Requests for meetings from those beyond these groups will be accommodated where possible.
  • Website – we will make detailed information about the project and all consultation material available on the website as they become available. All display boards used for the public exhibitions will also be available for download.
  • Consultation documents – we will make further information about the project available for viewing at local council offices, local libraries and on the website.
  • Consultation documents will be available in large print format on request - please contact Peel Energy at energy@peel.co.uk for further information.