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United Utilities Renewable Energy Limited has applied to the Environment Agency for a licence.
The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Regulation 6 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006.
The application is for a licence to obstruct or impede the flow of the River Irwell at National Grid Reference (NGR) SD 76446 04840.
Water will be obstructed or impeded to replace an existing sluice with a 3 blade Archimedean screw turbine and an all species Larinier technical fish pass. The alteration works are to enable the abstraction of water for the purpose of hydro-electric power production at a maximum rate of 860 litres per second and for fish and eel passage.
All of the water abstracted will be returned to the River Irwell immediately downstream of the weir.
1. How to view the application
You can view the application and supporting documents, during normal office hours, at the Environment Agency:
Richard Fairclough House
You can view a summary of the application, during normal office hours, from the Public Register at the above address.
2. How to comment
Send any representation about this application in writing, quoting the name of the applicant and reference number NPS/WR/017095 to the Environment Agency at:
Permitting and Support Centre
Water Resources Team
99 Parkway Avenue
Or by email to PSC-WaterResources@environment-agency.gov.uk
By 2 July 2015.
For advice about how to make a representation call 03708 506 506.