In 2015, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon was granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the UK Government. This project was intended to provide a valuable addition to the UK’s renewable energy mix and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Nearly five years after being granted, construction has not started and the DCO deadline is approaching.
Concerns about the impact on local fish stocks has been a one key issue. Andrew Schofield will explain the evolution of fish impact assessments that may now meet the requirements of the statutory regulators and how impacts might be mitigated and monitored.