A WIND farm developer has been criticised by Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien.
Cornwall Light Power is proposing to build up to five 125m tall metal wind turbines at Oxheys Farm in Rushton, near Tarporley.
The Truro-based firm held a public exhibition to inform and consult with residents and interested parties.
Shadow health secretary O’Brien, who had previously attended a meeting with protest action group Cheshire Against Wind Turbines, was not convinced about the information provided at CL&P’s exhibition, held at Eaton’s Jessie Hughes Hall.
He said: “I did not pull my punches when I met with representatives of Cornwall Light and Power at the public exhibition.
“The growing case against land-based wind turbines – their inefficiency and their impact on landscapes in the open countryside – is overwhelming.
“Now Rushton is potentially in the firing line to suffer the same sort of environmental vandalism.”
Bosses at CL&P are now planning to carry out noise assessments and wildlife surveys while gathering feedback from Cheshire West and Chester and Natural England during the next eight weeks.
Project developer Simon Pipkin told the Chronicle that they would consult the public again before submitting a planning application for the wind farm.