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How and when are we consulting stakeholders? (indicative timeline)


Pre-scoping engagement

  • Local authority engagement - Wales and England

  • Community introduction to project - what, where, when,

  • Consultation process - Anglesey, North Wales coast, Wirral/Liverpool, Lancashire coast.


Formal engagement for DCO submission

  • Scoping report published and public information day

  • Scoping opinion received from Planning Inspectorate

  • Publication of Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC)

  • Commence phase 1 community consultation

  • Ongoing engagement with community and stakeholders on refinement of project options

  • Commence phase 2 community consultation

  • Publish preliminary environmental impact report (PEIR) for consultation


DCO submission

  • Formal submission of documents (October 2023)

Public consultation

  • Website

  • Working groups established through local authorities

  • Sector specific fora e.g. maritime engagement forum

  • Managed by ESIA contractor

Fisheries groups

  • Managed by CFLO and NFFO

Ferries and shipping

  • Managed through maritime forum

Government and regulatory engagement

  • National and local government

  • Regulatory agencies

  • Other statutory consultees