Bid to add two new wind turbines at Goonhilly

Bid to add two new wind turbines at Goonhilly

Bid to add two new wind turbines at Goonhilly

First published in News

The company in charge of Goonhilly Downs Wind Farm is considering adding two new wind turbines.

REG Windpower has put in a pre-application enquiry to Cornwall Council about a possible extension of the wind farm, which is part of the Bonython Estate.

Currently the farm consists of six turbines, each standing 107 metres to the tip. The new turbines would a similar size and adjacent to the existing ones.

The documents came before St Keverne parish councillors at their last meeting, and although no recommendation was needed at that stage the scheme had members’ support.

Councillor David Lambrick said: “They’re in exactly the same area as the others and I can’t see a problem.”

Goonhilly Wind Farm is one of the oldest wind farms in the UK, generating energy since 1993.

In 2010 REG Windpower completed a project to replace the 14 older turbines with six newer turbines, doubling the installed capacity.

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3:24pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Toffer99 says...

Hey people, its the Internet. There's unlimited room, so lets have a BIGGER PICTURE please.
Hey people, its the Internet. There's unlimited room, so lets have a BIGGER PICTURE please. Toffer99
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8:47pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

I am glad i dont live on the Lizard if St Keverne Parish Cllrs make decisions about windmills that I dont think they can even see from St Keverne.
I am glad i dont live on the Lizard if St Keverne Parish Cllrs make decisions about windmills that I dont think they can even see from St Keverne. Rainbow over Helston
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