A FORMATIVE look at Peel Energy’s proposals for a 21-turbine wind farm on Frodsham and Helsby Marshes took place yesterday.
The first of the developer’s public exhibitions took place from 12-8pm at Main Street Church, Frodsham.
It gave people an opportunity to quiz Peel managers and environmental experts as well as see layout plans, photographs and details of the extensive studies being carried out.
Peel Energy senior development manager Richard Dibley said: “I am pleasantly surprised by the number of people so far and we expected a good turnout.
“I am not surprised in the least by people’s reaction today. We expected to get people who are concerned or object to it.
“We haven’t heard anything today that we haven’t heard before; the impact on birds and wildlife, impact on house prices.
“People have come in and voice their concerns, our job is to address them.
“Surveys nationally have shown overwhelming support for wind farms, it’s when you get to the local level people don’t want them.”
Two more events will take place on Friday, November 27, from 10am-6pm at Elton Community Centre and on Saturday, November 28, from 10am-3pm at Helsby Community Centre.