It has been announced publically over the last few days that the Council do not now intend to proceed with the hydro scheme that was announced for the park: please see the T&A argument announcing the cancellation here.
As an organisation we welcome this news; we feel the Council has made a sensible decision. We had a number of concerns regarding the original proposal, and its suitability for a World Heritage Site. We are hopeful this is the end of the proposal now and not just a pause pending future development.
The Friends remain committed to green energy, and we hope that halt to the Roberts Park scheme will not discourage development of other appropriately-sited green energy schemes in the wider Aire Valley region.