Land at Wheal Martyn, St Austell, Cornwall
Installation Type: Wind Turbine
Installation Size: 4.1 MW
CleanEarth are proposing a single wind turbine up to 135m in height, with associated infrastructure and access track, within the Wheal Martyn china clay area of St Austell, Cornwall.
The proposed turbine will be located in the mining area of Treverbyn, on a small plateau within the Wheal Martyn china clay pit, between the clay pits of Gunheath to the north and Greensplat to the south.
The Wheal Martyn turbine will generate approximately 12 GWh of renewable energy annually – the equivalent of powering 3,000 homes in the south-west. This will make a significant contribution towards Cornwall’s carbon reduction targets, which aim to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.
The proposed site falls within the Treverbyn Parish, which will receive an annual fund from CleanEarth to aid local projects and causes in the community.
A public consultation was held on the 21st of June 2021 between 2pm and 7pm at Rockhill Business Park, Higher Bugle, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8RA.
This application has now been submitted to the local authority. The application and its supporting documents can be viewed on the local authority’s planning portal.