Surplus power coming from Scotland

A massive power cable that will bring excess electricity from Scotland to North Wales could cut through the Wirral to complete its journey.

The 400km long, high voltage cable would mostly run through the Irish Sea but will hit land near Hoylake as it makes its way to the power station at Connah's Quay.

Andy Hiorns, Project Director said: “This is an incredibly important project for the UK – it will help the country to meet its climate change commitments.

“We are committed to working with local communities.

 “We are keen to speak to as many people as we can and hear as many views as possible.”

“The first public consultations are due to start at the beginning of February and we hope that all residents who want to hear more about this important project come along.”

The events will take place between 2pm and 8pm as follows:

7th February
Town Council Offices, Quay Building, Fron Road, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4JP

8th February
Neston Community and Youth Centre, Burton Road, Neston, CH64 9RE

9th February
Moreton Community Centre, Maryland Lane, Moreton, CH46 7TS

11th February
Seamill Hydro, Seamill, Ayrshire, KA23 9NB