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Have your Lagoon Hull questions answered at public event

04 March 2020

Have your Lagoon Hull questions answered at public event

Members of the public will be able to have their questions about Lagoon Hull answered by the team behind the £1.5bn project at a special event later this month.

The question and answer session – the first of several to be held – will also include an interactive model of the lagoon demonstrating how the scheme will protect the region from tidal flooding.

The event will kick off with a short presentation from Project Director Paul Hatley, when the audience will get to learn about the many benefits this transformational project will bring to the region.

Paul, and other members of the team behind the development, will then be on hand to answer audience questions on any aspect of the scheme.

The full event programme includes:

 

  • 6 – 6.15pm, arrival, tea and coffee provided
  • 15 – 6.25pm, opening presentation by Paul Hatley
  • 25 – 7.10pm, audience Q&A session
  • 10 – 7.30pm, optional viewing of the interactive model
  • 30pm, end.

Lagoon Hull consists of an 11km causeway to be built in the Humber estuary, running from Hessle in the west to Alexandra Dock in the east.

It is designed to protect against flooding, even with the predicted rise in sea levels due to climate change, by creating a non-tidal lagoon on the city’s waterfront.

It will also reduce congestion with the creation of a new road on the estuary, create a new outer harbour for port expansion, enable the waterfront to be developed into a better place to live, work and spend leisure time, and create high-value jobs needed to power the local economy.

Paul Hatley, Project Director of Lagoon Hull, said the event was a great opportunity for people to learn more about the scheme.

He said: “Lagoon Hull is a peoples’ project in the sense that it is for the people of the Humber region and it will be shaped by them.

“We want to keep everyone informed throughout the development phase and one of the best ways to do that is to hold events like this.

“This is the first of a programme of public events we intend to put on throughout 2020 and beyond, demonstrating the benefits we feel this development will bring to our region.

“Everyone is welcome, and we’re looking forward to answering as many questions as we can on the night.”

The event is free to attend and will take place at the Ron Dearing UTC, Kingston Square, Hull, on Thursday, March 19.

To register your attendance, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-conversation-with-lagoon-hull-tickets-92933070315.

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