THE deadline for objections to Peel Ports’ £300m Liverpool2 project has been extended – but the ports operator is confident it will start work on the scheme next January as planned.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will award licences for work to begin on dredging the river ahead of construction work on the new in-river terminal that will be able to handle the biggest container ships in the world.
It originally set a deadline of November 5 for objections to the scheme, and so far none has been received.
For administration purposes, however, it extended the deadline to November 16. Assuming no objections are lodged by then it should inform Peel of its decision in December.
A spokesman for Peel Ports told The Post today: “The MMO said no objections have been received, so we are confident we can proceed as planned and start work in January.”
The new cargo-handling facility is expected to be ready by 2015 and lead to the creation of up to 5,000 jobs.