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Big Wind Farm Appeal Rejected by Government

Proposals for a wind farm near Week St Mary have finally been rejected by the government after a lengthy planning and appeal process.

The proposals by Good Energy Generation Ltd to erect 11 wind turbines at Creddacott Farm was originally submitted in 2014 and received widespread objection from local residents and parish councils, with Cornwall Council subsequently refusing planning permission.

The Big Field Wind Farm could have become the first community-owned wind farm to operate without government subsidy.

Good Energy had revised the design, south of Bude in north Cornwall to boost the power output of the site without increasing the maximum height of the turbines.

By using more efficient turbines than originally proposed, the total installed capacity of the wind farm could have been increased to 38.5MW, enabling it to be built and operated without government subsidy support. Read full original article…

Source: Cornish Stuff

27 July, 2017, 7:50 pm

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