Monies generated through the Oswaldtwistle Moor wind farm expansion should be ploughed back into all Hyndburn communities, councillors have urged.
Energie Kontor plans to build four 122-metre high wind turbines on land off Haslingden Old Road were approved by planning chiefs back in June.
The developer’s bosses said they are hoping to start the work next summer with the expansion completed by the end of 2016.
Conservative councillor Peter Britcliffe said the extra turbines will generate up to £41,000 a year in planning contributions from the developer – known as a section 106 agreement – and should be spread equally across the townships.
The previous section 106 agreement funding for the existing 12-turbine wind farm was provided to local environmental group Prospects for community projects.
Coun Britcliffe told a recent council meeting: “My belief is that we may very well get up to £41,000 a year from these new wind turbines and it’s described as community funding.
“Who better to share money out in the local community than local councillors who go to the different associations and groups that meet in their ward and know what sort of monies they need?
“I don’t want it all for just Oswaldtwistle and Baxenden, even though we have suffered the most (from the wind turbines). What I would like to see is it shared out per ward across the borough.
“It would be very nice to see this money split and benefiting the communities and not frittered away.”
Conservative group leader Tony Dobson echoed his colleague’s comments and said since the abolition of area councils ‘a number of the parts of the borough have not had any investment at all’.
He told the meeting: “The council has a new phrase which is invest to save.
“We have got this new money coming in and an Accrington town centre in its current state that needs some investment.
“We hope you will take some of this money and invest it in Accrington town centre as well as the townships.”
Council leader Miles Parkinson said investment is already going into the town centre through the new bus station and Township Heritage Initiative scheme and any section 106 monies from the wind farm must be used for community use.