PROTESTERS are planning a co-ordinated campaign against the Frodsham and Helsby Marshes wind farm scheme.
Just weeks after Peel Energy announced plans for Cheshire’s first onshore wind farm on the marshes, a community action group is planning its first attack.
“You’ll see a group of activists, a bit like Residents Against Incineration and the Stop Aston Wind Farm group – and you’ll see us quickly,” said Frodsham town councillor Tony Hinkins.
“There will be an organised campaign against the plans by people who understand these issues and know about planning, and this is something I’m taking quite a lead on. There are a few of us already and we will show our faces in due course.
“We’ve got to fight, and with our combined experience I think we could be quite powerful.”
Cllr Hinkins said the proposals were totally wrong.
“Frodsham Marsh is heavily protected,” he said. “It’s Green Belt and no wind farm has yet been built in Green Belt.
“Planners have protected the marshes to the hilt for all the reasons why Frodsham people like it and it should never be built on.
“We soon won’t be able to move for windmills – yet I believe they are very ineffective, actually working for only a third of the time and really produce very little electricity on shore.
“You need vast numbers of turbines to do any real good and the only place for these is out at sea”