Green Energy Centre in Langarth is UK First
Cornwall Council reveals plans to build a green energy centre that will power up thousands of new homes in Langarth.
09:06 20 October 2020
Cornwall Council has recently announced plans to build a new green energy centre outside Truro to power up homes at Langarth Garden Village near Threemilestone as part of its ambitious energy strategy scheme. The plan includes generating around 17,500 kilowatts of green energy per year to help Langarth achieve its goal of reaching net-zero carbon in the next 10 years.
The energy centre, which would be the first in the Uk, would play a key role in helping Cornwall Council realise its dream of providing lost cost green power for residents.
Tim Dwelly, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Economy, said: “We are looking to create something exemplary at Langarth. Planning for and delivering this infrastructure at the start of the project will make it easier to incorporate renewable energy into the new community as it grows."
“I hope these ideas will also be possible on other new housing sites across Cornwall, not just at Langarth”.
Cllr Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for climate change and neighbourhoods, added: “It would be very exciting to see this project being pioneered at Langarth."
“We believe 21st century developments should be sustainable and balance meeting the needs of our communities with the need to lower our impact on the environment. I welcome the commitment to ensuring that the new community will be designed to be adaptable, resilient and fit for future living.”