Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has submitted a planning application for a new onshore wind farm in Cornwall (pictured).
The Big Field wind farm would consist of 11 turbines with a total installed capacity of 25.3MW and generate enough electricity to power around 13,500 households.
The energy firm is proposing a range of benefits for the local community, including a fund worth £63,250 a year for the lifetime of the project and an outdoor learning centre where children can learn about renewables and the environment.
It is also offering local dual fuel and electricity tariffs 20% cheaper than its standard regional tariffs to all householders who live within 5 kilometres of the wind farm as well as a commitment to using Cornish and South West suppliers wherever possible during construction and operation of the project.
Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and founder of Good Energy said: “We believe The Big Field Wind Farm can provide a lasting positive legacy for the environment and the local community and we are proud to put our name to it. Having consulted locally for over a year, we believe this project meets all planning requirements and supports both local and national renewables targets.”
The wind farm would be located between the villages of Week St Mary, Jacobstow, Warbstow, North Petherwin and Whitstone, around nine miles south of Bude.