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2008-07-01 06:00:15

By Gillman, Susanna Plans for a massive tidal barrier across the River Severn cannot satisfy EU habitats regulations, according to the government's natural environment body. Speaking to Planning, Natural England chairman Sir Martin Doughty said he believes that there are other ways to provide renewable energy without large-scale damage to habitats. The Severn Barrage proposal is currently being explored by the government, which has appointed Parsons Brinckerhoff to carry out a feasibility...


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