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Public exhibition reveals Frodsham Marshes windfarm details

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RESIDENTS were able to take a look at Peel Energy’s proposals for a 21 turbine windfarm on Frodsham Marshes yesterday

The first of the developer’s public exhibitions took place at Main Street Church, Frodsham, giving an opportunity to quiz Peel managers, environmental experts and planning specialists as well as to see layout plans, photographs and details of the extensive studies being carried out.

Peel Energy’s development manager Stephen Snowdon said: “The exhibitions are designed to give local people more of an idea of how the proposed wind farm will fit with their community.

“There are certainly lots of myths surrounding wind farms, so I do hope as many people as possible will join us over the three days to find out for themselves the facts about this important renewable energy scheme.”

Two more events will take place on Friday, November 27, 10am-6pm, at Elton Community Centre; and Saturday, November 28, 10am-3pm, at Helsby Community Centre.

Each of the towering turbines will stand more than 400ft tall on hectares of marshland, creating one of the largest onshore wind power sites in Britain.

If given the green light the £50m project could provide energy for up to 30,000 homes, more than a fifth of the homes in Cheshire West and Chester, and achieve more than a quarter of the county’s 2020 renewable energy target.

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