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.
“Even in the middle of one of the worst recessions in living memory, we are pleased to be able to report an optimistic story from the local business world....."
“Langage Energy Park Ltd (LEPL), are pleased to announce their plans for a bid to the Regional Growth Fund...."
“The development at Langage is of huge strategic importance to this region and I fully support the efforts of LEPL ...."
The finishing touches are being made to the master plan for the South West’s largest employment development. The 100-acre proposal, known as Langage Energy Park, has been designed to accommodate Plymouth and the South Hams employment growth for the next 20 years.