First hydrogen boiler trial scrapped due to concerns from local residents

Ellesmere Port Canal and the surrounding red brick houses
The plans to make Whitby in Ellesmere Port the first hydrogen village in the UK have been scrapped due resistance from residents to the scheme (Image credit: Getty)

A trial to create the UK's first hydrogen-fuelled village has been scrapped due to protests from local residents.

The trial to convert gas boilers to hydrogen heating in 2,000 homes in Whitby, Ellesmere Port, has been defeated due to a lack of support from local residents.

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