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Plans for electricity to be stored in a new “battery farm” in Westhoughton have been announced.

The site for the planned electricity storage facility is on land at the Ditcher’s Farm site, at the end of Slack Lane, in Wingates.

The application is to build a battery farm which will store electricity, which would then be released when there are gaps in the National Grid supply.

This is the second energy scheme to come to Westhoughton. The previous plan was for a gas power station at Chequerbent, which was refused.

We understand that another scheme will also soon be coming in soon in a bid to fill a gap in the energy supply network.

Read more: Ditcher’s Farm battery storage plans