The developer behind Frodsham Wind Farm is inviting local residents to have their say on what the £3million community benefit fund should be spent on.
Construction of the 19-turbine scheme on Frodsham Marshes began in April and now Peel Energy is planning a series of events to update people about the timeline of the build and to seek views on how its voluntary contribution of £120,000 per year for the 25-year lifespan of the wind farm, which is meant to be operational by September 2016.
Representatives of the main contractor supervising the construction of the wind farm will be available to answer questions and to take people through the intended programme.
Peel Energy team members will also be present.
'We want people to understand what is going on'
Steve Snowdon, development manager at Peel Energy, explained: “We want people to understand what is going on at the site and to have the opportunity to ask questions of the team overseeing the construction.
“Over the course of the next 12 months, the wind farm is going to come into being and we think it is important that people know how this is going to be done.
“We are also very keen to get the community’s views on what might be achievable with the community benefit fund and who should be in charge of it.
“The community benefit fund represents an excellent opportunity for the community to realise some of its aspirations and to be able to plan for the longer term, on the basis of a reliable and stable source of funding.
“We would urge everyone to complete and return the survey that will be available at the events and also online.”
The public exhibitions will be held at Frodsham Community Centre on Monday, July 13, between 2pm and 7pm; Helsby Community Centre on Friday, July 17, between 2pm and 7pm; and Elton Community Centre on Saturday, July 18, between 3pm and 7pm.
For more information about Frodsham Wind Farm, click here.