Crealy plans to go carbon neutral

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Cornwall’s Crealy has submitted a planning application for a wind turbine.

The 100-acre visitor attraction, near Wadebridge, hopes it will enable it to power all the park’s electricity needs.

General manager Simon Townsend said: “We want to secure Crealy’s future here as one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall, which will in turn secure its contribution to the local economy.

“The turbine will be sited in one of our fields and we are doing this for a number of reasons – we will have a cheap source of electricity and perhaps even gain an income from our surplus power, and it will also help us on the way to becoming carbon neutral.”

The three-bladed turbine will stand around 45m in height and will have a generating capacity of 250kW, which, Townsend says, is enough to supply the park’s entire electrical needs.

The three-bladed turbine will stand around 45m in height and will have a generating capacity of 250kW, which, Townsend says, is enough to supply the park’s entire electrical needs.