A RESOLUTE resident says she will put up a barricade to block wind farm workers from using a narrow country lane outside her home as the site entrance.
Homeowner Gillian Worrall, 70, of Marsh Green Cottages, Marsh Lane, says the three-cottage community owns a section of the small lane and they will stop Peel Energy from entering the marshes if they choose to use the Mash Lane entrance.
“We will block if off,” said Gillian.
“If we wanted to we could put a gate up. I might even buy an old banger and leave it there.”
Gillian has been battling for the lane to be recognised as a private road for more than two years.
“We have been on to the Highways Service at Backford Hall to find out the rights and wrongs and it belongs to the three cottages,” she added.
“We would all have to agree on it, we would have to leave enough space for it to be a public footpath and the people who need to get down there would be given a key. But I don’t want it to get that far.
“Peel Energy seem to think the marshes are a perfect dumping ground. They wanted to put in a pipeline, then the incinerator and now they come a long with this.
“Like many others I use the marshes every day to take my two dogs for a walk. It’s beautiful down there, plus the fact it’s a public footpath. It’s just a bad move.”
Peel Energy said there are no plans to use Marsh Lane as an entrance and Lordship Lane near Ince will be used.
Richard Dibley, senior development manager, said: “The wind farm is in ideal location for transportation links as we can move the turbines either by water or by motorway.
“I am sorry Mrs Worrall has been upset unnecessarily and I plan to write to her to clarify any misunderstandings she may have.
“Later this month we will be holding a series of exhibitions about the proposed wind farm and I hope as many residents as possible will able to join us to find out the facts about the scheme for themselves.”