An £8bn barrage across Morecambe Bay has sparked renewed division among councillors. The barrage and bridge would span Morecambe Bay between Barrow in Cumbria and Heysham in Lancashire. It was first discussed in 2004. Barrow Council Labour member Beverly Morgan said it would “kill” the town. However, Conservative councillor Alan Pemberton said it was a “game-changer” the council should not let “slip by without a fight”. The scheme would harness tidal energy by producing electricity from water flowing through the barrage and turning turbines. It would produce enough to provide 2% of the nation’s energy needs, developers have said.
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