Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay
I write to express my strong support for this proposed scheme. I have been involved in environmental matters many years, partly as Director of a Community Group taking action to reduce CO2 emissions, partly simply as a concerned citizen. My connection with Swansea is as a regular holiday maker in the area over nearly 30 years.
Not only do we need to minimise our energy consumption but also we need to meet our society's demand for electricity by sustainable means. The rate of environmental degradation from increasing atmospheric CO2 is increasing and we are faced with a situation where there is a time lag between cause and effect, so that our actions - or lack of action - will have a far greater effect on generations to come.
Changes to the natural environment are happening and will happen at an increasing rate. Yes, creating something like this lagoon will cause certain losses and we have to look at the longer term picture and see that the gains far outweigh the losses, although they will be experienced sooner.
Please, please, please give this scheme your approval.
It appears that you did not complete a relevant representation and register to become an interested party prior to the start of the examination of the application. As a result the Examining Authority will be notified of your submission and it will be at their discretion as to whether they accept it. If it is accepted it will be publicly available and published to the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project pages of the National Infrastructure pages of the Planning Portal website which can be viewed here: attachment 1
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