Green scheme plan submitted

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Plans for an exemplar low carbon parish in mid Cornwall moved a step closer after a scheme to build a community wind turbine was submitted for planning.

The Low Carbon Ladock co-operative and Green Trust CIC have put forward plans for the proposed installation of the 500-800kW turbine in Ladock Parish.

The organisations have spent over a year on site searching, feasibility work, environmental studies and community consultation to get to the stage to submit a planning application.

Low Carbon Ladock’s Chris Jones, said: “The whole team have worked incredibly hard over the last year and it’s great to finally be at the planning stage.

“It is now in the hands of the planning officers and councillors at Cornwall Council.”

If successful it is estimated the new 76m wind turbine will generate around a third of the electricity used each year by homes and businesses in the parish and at least £30k per year for the local community.