Renewable Energy Generation Limited ( REG ) announces that Cornwall County Council has resolved to grant planning permission for the Company's wind project at Denzell Downs in Cornwall. REG anticipates that formal planning permission should be received in the next few weeks and will be subject to the normal three month legal challenge period. The planning application submitted was for five wind turbines, each 100m to the tip of the blade.
Andrew Whalley, Chief Executive Officer, said:
"The decision by Cornwall Council is welcome news and it is particularly pleasing to secure consent at local authority level, without recourse to the additional expense and delay of the appeal system. When operational the output generated by the wind farm will be sold into the local electricity network adding significantly to Cornwall's overall green electricity targets."
"The wind farm will also make a considerable contribution to the local community by way of upfront and annual payments. Local people will decide which local causes near the wind farm will be supported from a Community Fund which will run throughout the scheme's operating life. At a time of constrained government spending REG is absolutely delighted to be able to provide local funding in this manner."