Closing statements were read out at the public inquiry into the Mersey Gateway Project today (Thursday 25 June) with Halton Borough Council summing up the plans as a ‘unique opportunity to transform the borough and help secure the future economic prosperity of the north west of England’.
Plans for a new bridge across the Mersey have been given a major boost today with the withdrawal of objections from the Environment Agency and Natural England.
The Mersey Gateway Project team has rejected a proposal put forward by opponents to not build a new bridge at all but to put tolls on the Silver Jubilee Bridge instead.
Peel Holdings has provided strong support for the proposal to build a new bridge over the Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes in a letter to the inquiry into the project.
A special evening session of the public inquiry into the Mersey Gateway Project has been scheduled for 7pm at Runcorn Town Hall on Wednesday 3 June.