Old Post Solar Farm at Egloshayle

Although the presentation has already taken place, you are invited to provide feedback to the company.  Most residents in Polzeath should have received a card through the post.

email them at this address: mailto:info@belectricsolar.com

RESIDENTS of Egloshayle and the surrounding Wadebridge communities are being encouraged to have their say on a fund which is being set up to support fuel poverty and other low carbon activity in their area.
Belectric Solar Ltd has acquired the rights to build a solar farm, capable of a maximum output of 5MW, at Middle Trewarder Farm, Egloshayle, which secured planning permission in April 2011.
Although not a condition of the original planning permission, the company is setting up a community benefit fund for the solar farm which could see more than £200,000 made available for local projects over the lifetime of the development.
The Buckinghamshire-based developer plans to start constructing the solar farm within the next 12 months and has applied to Cornwall Council for permission to make some changes to the design of the approved solar farm.
The changes are related to the type of technology to be installed, which, it says, will be within the boundaries of the development already permitted.
Belectric is holding a public consultation event at Wadebridge Town Hall on Saturday, July 7 between noon and 4pm to explain the proposed amendments and seek views on how the local community would like their new fund to be spent.
Duncan Bott, director of Belectric Solar Ltd said: "Since we acquired the planning rights for this solar farm last October we have been looking at ways to enable the local community to receive a direct benefit from the natural resource we'll be harnessing.
"We're taking the opportunity to invite local residents to a public consultation to explain the proposed amendments to the development, the benefits of our proposals, answer any questions and get feedback on how they'd like the annual income that this scheme will generate for their local community to be spent."
A chance to provide feedback will be available online at www.belectricsolar.com from July 6 to 14.