About Us

About Cornwall Protect

Cornwall Protect is an initiative set up to warn people of the threat facing Cornwall’s Landscape from Wind Turbines. The organisations involved are those who joined together to object to the massive Wind Farm, 20 x 120m tall turbines, proposed in close proximity to the iconic Cornish landmarks of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, on Bodmin Moor. That application was thankfully withdrawn by the developer just weeks before the Public Inquiry was due to start last year. However by that time the Turbine Rush had been identified as a major threat to Cornwall and it was decided to continue the alliance on a county basis.

Cornwall Protect will help any individual, or group, in Cornwall who is trying to stop inappropriate development that will ruin the countryside.

Organisations involved are:

  • CPRE Cornwall CPRE Cornwall is an independent Charity which is part of the national CPRE organisation. CPRE stand up for the beautiful Coast and Countryside of Cornwall. We work to influence how we plan our towns and cities to make them better places to live and work, to ensure the coast and countryside of Cornwall is protected for all to enjoy for now and future generations. We believe that it is both essential and possible to align sustainable economic development with environmental protection. CPRE do not receive state funding and depend on membership fees, donations and time given by volunteers to help protect Cornwall. For the full range of our work see http://cornwall.cprelocalgroups.org.uk/
  • Cornwall Windfarm Action Alliance The CWAA was formed by villages and communities who had experienced planning applications for Wind Farm developments. The Alliance aims to help other communities facing such developments, advising on planning policy and the processes and procedures involved . The CWAA are accepted by Cornwall Council as non-statutory Consultees. A particular concern is the lack of community involvement in the planning process, and the failure of Cornwall Council to implement good practice guidance in their Statement of Community Involvement. Specifically notifying Parish and Town Councils of possible wind turbine developments in their areas. The CWAA works within Planning Policy and Procedures to try and ensure individuals and communities are not totally disadvantaged by the massive resources of the commercial developers involved. Contact CWAA at redland@totalise.co.uk

Plus two organisations with a more specific remit but who will support the aims and objectives of Cornwall Protect within their areas.

  • Camel Valley and Bodmin Moor Protection Society Founded around 50 years ago this Registered Charity aims to improve and protect, for the benefit of the public, the villages and countryside within the areas of the Society’s concern. This is primarily the AONBs covering Bodmin Moor and the Camel Valley as well as adjacent land. Enjoying consultative status with Cornwall Council Planning Authority we monitor, and when necessary oppose inappropriate development. Working to try to secure the best option for the public good. Promoting a balanced programme of green energy including the other technologies of which Cornwall has an abundance, geothermal,wave energy and biomass. www.camel-bodminprotect.org
  • SDWA The SDWA is an alliance of local community groups formed to oppose the huge Wind Farm, 20 x 125m turbines, proposed to be sited in close proximity to the iconic landmarks of Rough Tor and Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor. A wind farm in the wrong place. Thanks to donations from locals the SDWA was able, working in partnership with Natural England, to evidence the massive adverse impact this development would have on the environment. Community Windpower, the developer, withdrew from the Public Inquiry. The SDWA remains vigilant with regard to possible future planning applications.

What you can do

  • If you want to get involved as a volunteer
  • if you think you have skills we need
  • if you want to make a donation to promote our work
  • or you just want to let us know you support us
  • Please contact us at Cornwall Protect