Pioneering plans for a new renewable power energy centre at Langarth Garden Village have been given the go-ahead.

The decision of the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee to grant permission for a new renewable power energy centre to provide low-cost green power for residents is a significant milestone for the Cornwall Council-led Langarth Garden Village scheme.

The new renewable power energy centre, which will play a key role in delivering the Council’s climate change strategy, could ultimately see around 20 megawatts of green energy generated at Langarth as part of the project’s developing energy strategy to provide low-cost green power for residents.

The Energy Centre will provide a central hub for electrical power to the site, bringing together on-site and off-site renewable energy. It will be connected to the grid, giving both security of supply and allowing excess generation to be exported.

“We said at the start of the project that we wanted to create a new way of living at Langarth,” said Tim Dwelly, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for planning and the economy.

“This means designing a sustainable new community that is adaptable, resilient and fit for future living.

“We have worked closely with adjacent landowners and stakeholders in the planning process. By ensuring a greater use of renewable energy created and used on site and increasing capacity to support the future use of electric vehicles, the new energy centre will play a key role in helping Langarth, and the Council, to move away from carbon dependency.”