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2. Energy

Energy is fundamental to our modern way of life. We use it every day for heating, lighting, powering our devices and appliances and transport.

Working co-operatively with the community, we’ve got a range of different ways we’re helping to make Oldham a more energy efficient place, some of which could save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Wrigley Head Solar PV Farm

Oldham Council is looking to submit a proposal to build a 900kW solar farm in Failsworth.  The development would help boost our drive to become the greenest borough in Greater Manchester and help the council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2025.

The farm would be built on the former Ferranti football field at Wrigley Head.  Electricity generated from the site could be used to supply the Council and help us reach our carbon neutral goal.  Oldham Council expects to submit a planning application for the solar farm by the end of February 2020. If approved building work could begin next year.

A drop in session where people can learn more about the proposals is being held on Thursday, February 13 from 6 to 8pm at Newton Heath Dog Club (Opposite No. 66 Wickentree Lane, Failsworth M35 9BH, down the lane opposite, under the railway bridge and the club is on the left.) Please note that there is no car parking facility at the dog club.

Wrigley Head Solar PV documents