Bosses at UK Power Reserve Ltd want to build an electricity plant with up to 14 generators. The planning documents suggest that the generators could have 40ft-high ‘exhaust stacks’ and that the site will be capable of producing up to 20MW of electricity.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I am 100 per cent opposed to this development. This is a prime bit of land right by a canal, and it has so much more potential than this.
“It isn’t simply a case of NIMBYism – this is a reasoned objection to the misuse of a stretch of land in a very pleasant residential area.
“This would be a disaster for Audenshaw and for its future development as a suburban area. When housebuilding is so badly needed in this country, it would be a tragedy if this spot were to be covered in industrial equipment.”