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Company looking at possible turbine

Informal talks with residents in the Godrevy area have begun to discuss plans to build a 200ft-tall wind turbine near the National Trust beach.

Helston-based Pure Energy Professionals (PEP) Renewables is behind the idea, which is still in its very early stages.

No planning application has yet been submitted but the company has met with local residents who opposed a previous scheme in the area.

PEP director Bruce Woodman said there were no concrete plans.

He said: “We had a meeting with a bunch of people near Gwithian and we discussed what we may be considering doing.”

Details of the proposals have been posted on the Trelawney Alliance Campaign (TA) group’s Facebook page and website.

A statement on the Facebook page said: “There are plans in progress to site a 200ft wind turbine with a 176ft rota span adjacent to an area of outstanding beauty in the Gwithian/Godrevy area.

“The specific location is about 400 yards from the Sandsifter on the B3301 Churchtown road to Gwithian village. It is alongside an historically important site in an area recognised for its archaeological importance with evidence of human occupation going back to the Stone Age …. This beautiful landscape is under threat of being destroyed by a highly intrusive turbine.”

Mr Woodman said the dimensions of the turbine quoted by the TA were in line with other turbines that were being proposed in other areas but that no details of where the structure might be sited were available.

He said: “There is not anything at the moment because we don’t even know if there is going to be an application.”

Chairman of the TA Jean Charman said the group would be keeping an eye on the progress and that information would be posted online when it becomes available.