Wyre Council is the local authority for the towns of Poulton, Garstang, Cleveleys and Fleetwood, as well as the surrounding villages, and currently serves over 105,000 residents. Knowing the value of the Tidal Hydro Energy Plant project to local economy and industry, the council have been enthusiastic and supportive to the NEW Eco-THEP.
Lancashire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the county of Lancashire, England. It consists of 84 councilors. The council are committed to serving all residents’ needs, and have given cross-party support to the NEW Eco-THEP.
The Environment Agency’s purpose is to work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development throughout the UK. EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Natural England is a government body responsible for ensuring England’s natural environment is protected and improved, providing scientific help and advice on how to look after the national landscape and wildlife. They are an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is the primary government body responsible for making sure the UK has clean, affordable energy supplies.
This organisation is the driving force behind diminishing climate change as a whole. DECC is a ministerial department, supported by 9 agencies and public bodies.
The National Grid is the UK’s infrastructure energy company who service millions of people across the country connecting millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use. As energy is their business, they are taking the challenge of delivering clean, renewable energy seriously. An established National Grid connection is located in Stannah, three miles south of the proposed location, which will provide the ideal export route for electricity produced by the Wyre Eco-THEP.
Graeme Chalk, Head of Project Management for The Duchy of Lancaster, commented: “This project reflects the Duchy’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the use of renewable energy. We look forward to working with the team at Natural Energy Wyre as they take this project forward to deliver the full range of benefits proposed. Once planning and development issues have been resolved, the Tidal Hydro Energy Plant will provide a source of green and affordable energy for many years to come.”