Peel Energy has been considering proposals for a wind farm at Frodsham for several years. We have completed an in-depth technical assessment of Frodsham and believe that it is a good location for a wind farm of this scale.
Wind speed - The site has a recorded average wind speed of 7.1 m/s at 80m height, suitable for a commercial scale wind farm.
Amenity - The site allows for sufficient distance between the turbines and residential properties. The site is also on the opposite side of the M56 motorway from the majority of residential properties.
Landscape - The site is located in an existing industrial landscape and outside important landscape designations such as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Areas of Great Landscape Value etc.
Ecology - Whilst the site is adjacent to important bird habitats, we believe that the development can be accommodated without causing harm to animals and plants. Any potential harm can be avoided or mitigated.
Electrical connection - The turbines can be connected to the national grid through underground cables without needing additional overhead power lines.
Ocean Gateway - Peel Holdings is committed to a £50 billion investment strategy to regenerate the Liverpool to Manchester corridor. Peel's vision is to establish the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal corridor as a key source of new jobs, investment, development and environmental improvements in the region.