New Commercial Development Opportunity at Plymouth
Regional Growth Fund Bid and Solar Energy Proposals

2011-01-24 17:49

Langage Energy Park Ltd (LEPL), the developers of what will ultimately be one of the largest business parks in the south west, are pleased to announce their plans to bid to the Regional Growth Fund for support for initial development at Langage to stimulate creation of high value jobs. The bid is very much a private/public sector partnership and whilst LEPL will fund the bid and commit to make the investment if the bid is successful, the application is supported by South Hams District Council, Devon County Council and Plymouth City Council. At the same time LEPL is pleased to present for public consultation, proposals for a solar energy farm at Langage which will generate “clean and green” electricity equivalent to the demands of 850 local homes.

Faced with the challenges of economic downturn, closure of the Regional Development Agency and drastic cuts in Government funding for road improvements, LEPL’s plans are intended to “kick start” development at Langage and to utilize, for solar power generation, those parts of the site which cannot be developed until funding for major highway improvements necessary to serve the whole development becomes available. The proposed solar farm will not however inhibit LEPL’s plans to build a business park on the scale envisaged when permission for the power station was granted.