Exhibition on plan for wind turbine
A PROPOSAL to erect a wind turbine, which developers say will be part-owned by the community, will be launched at a public exhibition in Wadebridge Town Hall next week.
The 77-metre high structure is intended to be built at Burlawn under plans developed by Wadebridge-based Clean Earth Energy in partnership with Community Power Cornwall and the owners of Penggelly Farm.
The developers said the scheme will provide the local community with an opportunity to invest in clean green energy in addition to creating a 20-year community benefit fund and a package of services to support the local community.
The value of the community benefit fund will be £10,000 a year for 20 years. Additionally, a community support package will be established to provide up to £15,000 a year for the same period.
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Local residents are invited to a drop-in event at Wadebridge Town Hall from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 5, to find out about the proposed turbine, it's social, environmental and economic benefits, and opportunities to be involved in the allocation of the local fund.
Feedback will also be sought on how the community benefit fund should be spent.
Dean Robson, managing director of Clean Earth Energy, said: "We're excited by the plans we've developed with Community Power Cornwall and hope that our pioneering approach to enable local residents to part-own the wind turbine, combined with the wider community benefits we're proposing, will set a benchmark for other developers to follow."
Paul Martin, director of Community Power Cornwall, said: "As a community co-operative, we're striving to be part of the clean green energy revolution while ensuring that the benefits of renewable energy projects are put into the hands of Cornish communities.
"This joint venture project has the potential to support a wider programme of low-carbon activity in the local community and I'm looking forward to being able to talk to local residents about our plans and how they can get involved."
Community Energy Plus is facilitating the public exhibition. Further information and an opportunity to comment will be available afterwards at www.cep.org.uk/consultations