HOMEOWNERS in Helsby, Frodsham and Elton are invited to suggest ways a community fund could be spent.
The cash will be available if the proposed Frodsham and Helsby marshes windfarm scheme is approved and, although the exact size and scope of the fund cannot be determined until then, suggested projects so far include improved cycle paths, a wildlife centre, subsidised insulation for homes and support for youth projects.
Stephen Snowdon, Peel Energy’s development manager said: “We have already had some great suggestions and it is very much our goal to establish a local fund for local projects which, most importantly, is steered by local people.”
People can email their suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for comments about the application sent to the Department of Energy and Climate Change passed on Monday.
Peel has proposed 20 turbines, each standing 125m tall, with 13 of the giant power generators at the Helsby end of the marshes and seven toward Frodsham.
The cost of the scheme is likely to be about £50m and it is hoped the turbines will provide more than a quarter of Cheshire’s renewable energy target.