A council leader hopes the Welsh Government will back plans for a dragon-shaped island that could harness tidal energy within the next few weeks. Rob Stewart said he wants to make tidal energy in Swansea a reality. The call comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce plans for investment to rebuild the economy after coronavirus. Meanwhile, developers of the failed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon say planning permission is still active on the site. Tidal Power plc launched a £1.2m fundraising scheme, selling shares, in December to pay for work needed to keep alive the planning permission, which otherwise would have lapsed on Tuesday. Mark Shorrock, leading the project, said the demolition and site clearing work would “secure in perpetuity” the permissions around Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.
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