A report from the government body the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) recommends the construction of a tidal barrage across the
The Severn barrage was among the proposals to the government on how to develop the
According to the SDC, a barrage in the Severn estuary could supply 4.4 per cent of the
However, the report warns that the project would have a major impact on the local environment, with the loss of up to 75 per cent of the existing intertidal habitat, which is protected. There would also be an impact on local communities and the regional economy, and additional associated development would likely take place alongside any barrage project.
The SDC laid down a series of conditions which a
The report said the government should investigate combining climate change mitigation with a habitat creation package that responds to the impacts of climate change over time. The SDC also recommended that any development of a