An ambitious plan to build a dual carriageway across Morecambe Bay has been backed by a government-funded review into tidal energy. The Hendry Report mentioned an £8.6bn tidal barrage gateway from Heysham to Cumbria as a project with “potential”. North West Energy Squared, the company behind the scheme, says the project could create 10,000 jobs, generate green electricity for homes and reduce road journey times. But David Morris, MP for Morecambe, says he’s been told tidal barrages across the bay are “not possible”.
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