Statements of Common Ground

Our project finds common ground with key organisations

Since the consultation in 2011, we have been working closely with a number of important organisations to address questions or concerns they may have regarding our proposals.

As a result, we have now successfully come to a mutual agreement with a wide range of local and national bodies that have signed Statements of Common Ground (SOCGs) with us on the project.

Organisations including Lancashire County Council (LCC), Wyre Borough Council (WBC), The Environment Agency, Natural England, the RSPB and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have stated that they have no concerns about important elements of our proposals including geology and safety.

This is a vital step as it gives members of the public peace of mind that safety, ecology and public services organisations have carefully considered our proposals and have stated their confidence in many elements of the scheme.

SOCGs are also important because they ensure that as many issues as possible can be agreed by mutual consent between organisations outside of examination hearings so that the examining authority’s valuable time can be saved for addressing the most essential outstanding matters.

For more details on all of the documents submitted as part of our planning application, please go to the Planning Application Documents section.