We have worked hard to consult with interested parties at a local, regional and national level throughout the development of the plans for the project.
This formal consultation, which began in 2002, took place in a number of distinct phases and included a 14-week pre-planning application consultation to help shape the detail of the planning applications and legal orders and a further consultation period following their submission.
You can read a more comprehensive account of how we have consulted about this project in the Statement of Community Involvement submitted alongside the planning applications and legal orders in 2009.
Since then, we have consulted on a number of small changes to the scheme which would require minor amendments to the existing planning approvals. You can find out more about the changes and how we consulted.