Press Release

STRONG INTEREST IN GATEWAY PUBLIC EXHBITIONS

More than 150 people from the Barrow and Fleetwood areas visited the Gateway Gas Storage public exhibitions. The exhibitions held on October 12th, 13th and 15th were an opportunity for members of the general public to learn more about the offshore gas storage proposal before the planning applications are finalised and submitted and to meet members of the Gateway project team.

Andrew Stacey, the Gateway Project Director said: “The response from both communities was generally extremely positive with no issues raised that we did not already intend to address as part of the planning and permitting process over the next few months. The exhibitions were incredibly helpful to garner local opinion and will help us as we move through the planning and consultation stages.”

As well as talking to local residents at the exhibitions, the project team spoke to a number of representatives from local companies wishing to get involved in the project at the appropriate time. The local media in both Barrow and Fleetwood reported on the exhibitions, with reports broadcast on BBC and independent local radio as well as articles in the North West Evening Mail, the Fleetwood Weekly News, the Blackpool Gazette and the Blackpool Citizen.

Advertising notices about the exhibitions were published in the local press beforehand.
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