Special evening session announced for Mersey Gateway Public Inquiry
A special evening session of the public inquiry into the Mersey Gateway Project has been scheduled for 7pm at Runcorn Town Hall on Wednesday 3 June.
The Inspector wishes to hear local residents’ views for and against the Project during the session, which will take place in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall.
The session has been arranged to allow people who might normally be unable to attend the inquiry during the working week to come along to see and hear the public inquiry process taking place. Like all inquiry sessions, it is fully open to the public.
It is different from other formal inquiry sessions as anyone can come along and give their views on the night without registering in advance and submitting a proof of evidence.
Steve Nicholson, Mersey Gateway Project Director, said: “All sessions of the inquiry are open to the public and I think everyone involved with this process would urge anyone who is interested in this issue to attend whenever they can and see the process taking place. I think this special evening session is important as it will allow more people to give their views and see the workings of the inquiry at first hand.”
The regular sessions of the public inquiry take place at the Stobart Stadium, Halton. The inquiry usually sits Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 5pm and between 9.30am and 1pm on Friday, though times can be subject to change at short notice. It started on 19 May and is expected to finish by the end of June.
Anyone who would like to find out more about the official business of the inquiry can find out the latest developments by going on the official inquiry website.