Wirral Waters passed by Government
Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP has given the £4.5bn Wirral Waters scheme the green light today.
The proposed development at Wallasey and Birkenhead Docks is so large that it had to be scrutinised by Government, who could have ordered a public inquiry but Wirral Council today received notice that the Peel Holdings scheme would not be called in for further review.
Wirral Council Leader Cllr Jeff Green said:
"It's not everyday that a Leader of a Council is given the go-ahead to see 26,000 jobs created. I am delighted the Government has demonstrated its trust in allowing local people to make the decision and will not 'call in' the Wirral Waters plan for national review.
"This is a £4.5bn project which will create many thousands of jobs over 10-15 years. It is a landmark day for Wirral and is tremendous news."
Peel Holdings have already spent a lot of time in China promoting both the Wirral and Liverpool Waters schemes to potential investors.
Cllr Green added:
"When I was in China, I spoke to people about possible investment opportunities. Now we have full outline planning we can start marketing the plans to other potential investors. There was real interest shown in China in terms of Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters. We need to now get cracking and start seeing these jobs created."
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