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Aggregate Industries prepares planning application for 500kW turbine
Apr, 20 2012
Plans have been revealed for another single wind turbine within the St Enoder parish.
(UK) -- Aggregate Industries, in partnership with PowerWind Projects, is preparing to submit a planning application to Cornwall Council for an 87m (285ft) high 500kW turbine at Melbur Blockworks.
The proposed turbine will generate electricity to be used on site and a Power Purchase Agreement will be put in place to ensure that any low-carbon electricity fed into the grid is used at other Aggregate Industries' sites across the UK.
More than 100 letters and briefing documents have already been sent to nearby residents, businesses, local representatives and interest groups as part of the pre-application public consultation which ended on Friday. A dedicated website has also been set up for the local community and stakeholders to find out more about the proposal and register their comments.
The plans could be submitted to Cornwall Council at the end of the month and if successful the turbine could be in place by the end of the year.
John Penny, estates manager at Aggregate Industries' Melbur Blockworks, said: "As a local employer with a national customer base, we value the relationships we build with the communities in which we work. We operate an open communications policy with the community neighbouring the blockworks and we will carry this through the planning process for the wind turbine.
"As a company we are committed to sustainable construction and reducing the carbon footprint of the products we produce and transport."
For more information visit www.aggregatewindmelbur.co.uk
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