Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Wind farm exhibition at Alverdiscott

09:38 03 October 2012

Archant

West Coast Energy announces a public exhibition on Tuesday of next week (October 9) to showcase plans for three turbines on nearby farmland.

PLANS for a trio of 300 foot high wind turbines near Alverdiscott will go on display at a public exhibition next week.

West Coast Energy announced yesterday (Tuesday) it will be holding the event at Alverdiscott Village Hall next Tuesday (October 9) to allow residents, councillors, community groups, organisations and businesses to find out more about the plans.

The proposed North Devon Wind Farm is located on farmland west of the village, with three 850 kilowatt turbines standing at 91 metres from base to tip.

The company says it would generate enough electricity in a year to power around 1,400 homes, with an operational lifespan of 25 years.

Representatives from West Coast Energy will be on hand at the exhibition between 2-8pm to speak to visitors and answer questions.

The company says it wants to explain its plans to set aside 10 per cent of the profits from the development to put into a community benefit fund.

It says it is seeking local organisations in the community to work with to determine where such grants might be spent, assuming planning permission is granted Torridge District Council.

“We welcome the opportunity to speak with local residents, councillors, organisations and local businesses about our plans and for our proposed investment in the area,” said Steve Salt, West Coast Energy planning and development director.

“We believe it is important to fully consult with local residents before we submit our planning application to Torridge District Council. We want to build a purposeful and effective dialogue with the local community in the pre-application process in order that the community view is fully taken into account.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Jacqui and Ben, the two winners.

Former runner up is crowned chef of the year in North Devon competition at Petroc.

Read more
Fire fighters will be walking around various fire stations in North Devon for Children's Hospice South West.

The group of fire fighters will be walking from Okehampton fire station to Lynton fire station over 24 hours, in full kit and breathing apparatus.

Read more
08:00
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is bidding for a £1.6million extension. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of the public asked to give their opinions on plans for a £1.8million extension of the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:32
Staff at Caen Medical Centre in Braunton celebrate receiving a rating for outstanding

Inspectors full of praise for local GP surgery and how it works with the community

Read more
Yesterday, 13:50
The new riverside walkway has opened at Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of walking group take a stroll with dignitaries as footpath opens

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Mike Aitken passed away aged 81.

Bideford Bridge Rotary Club members form guard of honour at funeral of staunch supporter Mike Aitken.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
The walkway at Anchorwood Bank.

Anchorwood promenade will open to the public at 1pm following completion of safety checks

Read more
Yesterday, 10:55
North Devon Beer Festival organiser Tim Webster hopes the pints will flow this weekend

Great local ales and fantastic live music on offer at two-day beer fest

Read more
Yesterday, 10:34
The new 309/310 bus.

The new vehicles come as a new contract starts with Filers for the Barnstaple to Lynton service.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
An uncertain future: The civic centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Remaining county council staff to move into refurbished annex in August but long-term future of tower block is still ‘undecided’

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications