RESIDENTS will be able to buy shares in a proposed wind farm in Merseyside if the project is approved.
Coriolis and Falck Renewables said members of the public will be able to join a community cooperative with a stake in the project.
The cooperative will provide shareholders with an annual payment based on the value of their stake and the performance of the facility.
The firms want to build 24 turbines, two or three masts, access tracks, a sub-station and infrastructure at The Withens, in Great Altcar, between Formby, Lydiate and Ince Blundell.
The turbines will be a maximum height of 450ft.
A spokesman for Coriolos and Falck said: “ We are keen to involve the community and will provide numerous opportunities for residents, community groups and other stakeholders to feed into the consultation process.
“A project website will go live this week and in the coming weeks public exhibitions will be held to unveil initial draft plans.
“The exhibitions are being held so people can freely view our proposals at an early stage. We welcome feedback from the community on the project, which would create environmental benefits.”
For more details go to www.loweraltwindfarm.co.uk