Member for Swansea met with representatives from the Maritime Infrastructure Delivery Office (MIDO) yesterday, to discuss plans to dredge the Channel.


MIDO advised an emergency dredging contract is being finalised with works to be complete prior to Christmas. The Channel has not been dredged in more than a year, despite concerns over the navigability of the Channel being raised many times with the transport minister.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Ms Yasmin Catley MP – Member for Swansea said ‘the discussions with MIDO yesterday were very positive with them committing to have emergency works completed before Christmas’.


‘In a very positive step for the region, work is underway to establish a 10-year dredging plan, that will mean the community can have confidence the Channel will be navigable at all times’.


‘I have been calling for an ongoing dredging maintenance program for years, so I am very pleased with Minister Elliott taking this long-term approach. It just makes sense.’