Application submitted for three 100ft wind turbines
Proposals for three new 100 foot wind turbines on the outskirts of Stithians have been submitted to Cornwall Council.
A “screening opinion” for the turbines, which would stand on land near Carn Farm on the eastern shore of Stithians Reservoir, was entered on the council's planning register earlier this month.
The purpose of a screening opinion is to figure out whether an Environmental Impact Assessment is needed before work is carried out.
Although the Environment Agency has not called for such an assessment, Phil Markham from the West Historic Environment Service said that the proposed site is near to “two potential Romano-British settlement sites” as well as the Kennall Vale and Wendron Mining Districts.
“The site also lies within an area of Anciently Enclosed Land, which is thought to have been enclosed during the medieval period or earlier and has the potential to contain buried archaeological sites,” he added.
Mr Markham is calling for an impact assessment based upon the any significant “historic assets” that will be affected by the development.
The determination deadline for the screening opinion is this Friday.