Public inquiry begins on Peel Energy wind farm proposal in Cheshire - report
Nov 22, 2011 - A public inquiry has commenced about UK clean energy producer Peel Energy's proposed 19-turbine wind power project in Cheshire, northwestern England, BBC News reported.
Proposals for the project, to be built at the Frodsham Marsh site, were rejected by the local authorities in November 2010. Now the developer is conducting a public inquiry to focus on the project's visual impact and its effect on the area's wildlife and landmarks, BBC said.
Following environmental and technical studies, Peel Energy has cut the number of turbines in the initial proposal to 19 from 20 and relocated the substation. According to the company's estimates, if built, the wind farm can produce enough electricity to meet the needs of 30,000 local households.