Peel plans Frodsham wind farm

Peel Energy is considering submitting an application for a wind farm with 21 generators on marshes in Frodsham.

Parent group Peel Holdings owns extensive land in the area as part of its Manchester Ship Canal estate.

It already has consent for a massive waste-fuelled power station and business park, branded Ince Park: Resource Recovery, between the Shell Stanlow plant and Runcorn. The Ince Park incinerator plans were passed after public inquiry despite local objections on air pollution grounds.

The Frodsham wind turbines would be 410ft tall. The plans were announced at the planning committee meeting of Cheshire West and Chester Council on Tuesday.

Richard Dibley, senior development manager from Peel Energy, told the meeting the company would start its community consultation process soon. A planning application is expected to be submitted in November.

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Over my dead body, how dare this company add another blot on our landscape, don’t we have enough with the Runcorn Chemical works, Speke Airport and Shell Stanlow without adding these monstrosities. In evenings Frodsham will be subject to shadow flicker from the closest turbines and the houses in the leading edge of Frodsham and Helsby will be virtually worthless, if I can’t sell mine I will be knocking it down!

By Nev George

the situation is against you, but aggressive response does not get you anywhere. other people are also not happy…

By alexa woodcock

Is it yet anouther case of NOT IN MY BACKYARD ?,I have 26 wind turbines near my house in france and was not consulted at all .There is no noise day or night.

By r childs

I wish to object to the proposed wind farm on this greenbelt site. It is very attractive visually from Frodsham hill and from Churchfields in Frodsham and these views will be ruined if the proposal is approved. The views bring considerable tourist income which would be lost.

During the 1960s there was a proposal to allow industrial development on this land. It was vehemently opposed by local residents on the grounds that this greenbelt land provided a suitable gap between the industries of ICI (now Ineos) in the east and Shell Stanlow in the west.

Development of any sort should be denied on this greenbelt, but the height of the structures, more than 2.5 times the height of the tallest electricity pylon, is outrageous in that location.

By E Brooks

It is no wonder this country will never meet its Kyoto / Copenhagen obligations with fevered NIMBYism like this. Weak political leaders will just pander to the vocal minority.

By Chris B