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05 Aug 2022

Warrington South MP backs Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station development

Last month it was announced that Peel NRE, part of regeneration business Peel L&P acquired Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station from energy company SSE Thermal.

Since the acquisition, Peel NRE has been engaging with residents and key stakeholders about what this means for the future of the site and welcomed the opportunity to organise a site visit for the local Member of Parliament.

Andy Carter MP has been a supporter of the regeneration and reuse of the site since his election to parliament and lobbied for its inclusion in the 2021 version of the Warrington Local Plan as a key brownfield development opportunity.

The site is currently proposed for development of around 250-acres for employment use and approximately 1750 sustainable new homes.

Peel NRE is at the early stage of developing its plans, but these will include the demolition of the former energy facility and restoration of ash lagoons to make way for the new developments for industrial use, creating high quality jobs and the creation of a new sustainable neighborhood to address local housing needs.

Plans will also create extensive new parkland, paths, and wildlife areas to enhance and restore some of local environment that has been home to the coal fired power station and will be delivered in partnership with Peel L&P’s homebuilder Northstone and specialist UK logistics development business PLP.

Kieran Tames, Development Director for Peel NRE said: “It was fantastic to show Andy around and talk through our early stage plans as well as hear feedback he is hearing from his constituents about what they would like to see happen on the site.“Over the coming weeks, months and years we will be working closely with the local community to ensure we deliver a scheme that we can all be proud of.”

Andy Carter, Member of Parliament for Warrington South said: “The redevelopment of Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station is something I’ve long pushed for. It’s a great brownfield regeneration opportunity for Warrington and I was pleased to get a run down on plans from the new owners of the site.

“These plans have the potential to bring about high quality jobs, an economic boost for the region as well as homes to allow local people to get on the housing ladder. I look forward to seeing the proposals begin to materialise over the coming months.”

For more information about Peel NRE visit: Natural Resources and Energy (peellandp.co.uk)

To find out more about the plans visit: www.fiddlersferry.com OR Peel L&P - News (peellandp.co.uk)