New eco-park to be based in Devon 27th June, 2013 Daniel Birkett
Plans are afoot to develop a new eco-park in North Tawton, Devon which will generate solar power and provide education and recreational facilities.
The site will capable of generating enough solar energy to power up to 6,000 homes and will contain areas which house recreational and educational activities for local residents. The eco-park will be located across from the North Tawton cemetery and the proposal has been submitted by renewable energy developers Kinetica Solar.
The reduce the parkís environmental impact it will be surrounded by wildflower meadows and improved public footpaths as well as providing community resources for both recreational and educational use. Biodiversity will also be improved by creating new habitats for local wildlife as well as attracting a wider range of animals to the area.
The project director at Kinetica Solar, Guy Bebbington said: “We are committed to creating a haven for wildlife which will be designed in conjunction with national and local groups to ensure maximum diversity and species integration through the introduction of native habitats.
“The site is located along the popular Tarka Trail wildlife path and walkways created through the Eco Park will enhance its natural setting.”
A public exhibition was held in May to inform the local community of Kineticaís plans for the park and the official planning application will be submitted to the West Devon Borough Council in two months.