Wind turbines will create £15,000 a year for Grampound
TWO new wind turbines are to be built near Grampound that will help generate thousands of pounds to benefit the local community.
The turbines, set to be built on the Garlenick estate outside of Grampound, will create around £15,000 a year to benefit Grampound and the surrounding area.
Measuring 110 metres to the tip, the turbines will be built on private land.
Cllr Dean Jenkins, chairman of Grampound with Creed Parish Council said: “It is more money per year than our precept invested back into the local community.
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“We are going to allocate an advisory group to decide how best the money should be spent.”
Airvolution is the company responsible for building the turbines and they will take the profit from them. But it was agreed that a community fund would be set up to give cash back to the locality.
“It is really for helping towards the benefit of Grampound” said cllr Jenkins. “We’re just looking at how best to distribute funds.”