Percy At Protos

Percy cuts the ribbon at Peel’s Protos

Andrew Percy MP, minister for the Northern Powerhouse, has officially opened Protos, Peel Environmental’s £700m flagship energy project.

Protos comprises a 134-acre development site near Ellesmere Port and is the only energy-focused development in the Northern Powerhouse Investment Opportunities Portfolio unveiled in late 2016.

Infrastructure for the first phase is now complete, with a 19-turbine wind farm in operation and a 21.5MW biomass facility under construction. New drone footage of progress at the scheme has been released.

Percy said: “The energy sector is pivotal to our industrial strategy, ensuring the country has the infrastructure it needs to support economic growth long into the future. The new Protos energy hub, right at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, will help create skilled jobs and attract significant investment for the region.”

Myles Kitcher, managing director at Protos, said: “Protos is a game-changer for the region and we are proud to be at the heart of energising the North’s industrial strategy.  The Minister’s recognition of the substantial committed investment and our long-term ambition for the area is a real vote of confidence.”

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That’s the biggest ribbon I have ever seen!

By Gloria Vandyke

Aside from cutting ribbons, anyone have a clue what Wharton as minister for the Northern Powerhouse has actually done since he’s been in post?

It’s painfully obvious that his appointment was a signal that the strategic focus on the north has been kicked into the long grass by the new regime.

By Trumped

I thought Theresa May was very focused on the Midlands,but Birmingham has been given an even smaller pot of money than Manchester, and the Midlands, even less than the pathetic 500 million pounds given to the 13 million people living in the North. All this tokenistic tripe, holding cabinet meetings in Warrington, amounts to nothing if we don’t get the infrastructure investment,governments of all colours throw at the South East. What has happened to HS3? Plus why Warrington? Warrington is a rare success story,outside the big cities in the North.They would have done better to hold a cabinet meeting in Blackburn,or Oldham,two towns on life support.Then they could have seen what it is really like for people living in Northern towns,due to decades of Westminster’s neglect. Let us see some radical policies from the Minister of the Northern powerhouse,a fast train linking Liverpool,via Manchester and Manchester airport to Leeds,would be a start.

By Elephant

That ribbon is meant to bind us all together in the NP.

By Emperor of the North

Who is Wharton btw?

By Gloria Vandyke