PLANS to build a wind turbine in Frodsham have been rejected.
The application to erect a 15-metre-high wind turbine on Riley Bank Farm, Manley Road, Frodsham, divided residents across the town with fears that the turbine would create excess noise, sleep disturbance, and cause migraines.
Councillors refused the application due to fears that the positive impacts of the development did not outweigh the negative implications and concerns.
Speaking during the meeting, Frodsham mayor Cllr Andrew Dawson said he believed that one 15m turbine was preferable to the wind farm of 80m turbines on Frodsham marshes proposed by Peel Energy.
He said: “This has divided the community. Some people who are in favour of the wind farm on the marshes are in opposition to this.
“I am troubled by the novelty of these applications. There are real concerns and worries from residents in Frodsham regarding these turbines and that is why I called this in.
“I am not adverse to one 15m turbine like this compared to what we are going to be faced with in November.”
Councillors expressed concerns the turbine would ‘blot out the landscape’, have a negative health impacts on people living nearby and only generate electricity for the applicant compared to Peel’s development which would provide electricity for thousands of homes.
Speaking for the applicant, Chris Monkton said the turbine would generate between 6,000 and 8,000 kwh per year, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the farm.