TWO new wind turbines are to be built near Grampound that will help generate thousands of pounds for local groups.
The turbines, set to be built on the Garlenick estate, will create about £15,000 a year to benefit Grampound and the surrounding area. Measuring 110m the turbines will be built on private land.
Councillor Dean Jenkins, chairman of Grampound with Creed Parish Council, said: "It is more money per year than our precept invested back into the local community. We are going to allocate an advisory group to decide how best the money should be spent."
Airvolution is the company responsible for building the turbines and they will take the profit from them. It was agreed that a community fund would be set up to give cash back to the locality. "It is really for helping towards the benefit of Grampound," said Mr Jenkins.