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Seanad hears calls for the suspension of the granting of planning permissions for all wind farm developments  

Credit:  Highland Radio | 02 Oct 2013 | www.highlandradio.com ~~

The Seanad has heard calls for the suspension of the granting of planning permissions for all wind farm developments until a new legislative framework to govern wind farm developments is introduced.

The call was made by Senator Brian O’Domhnaill.

The issues has been a controversial one, not least in County Donegal. where there is a strong opposition to windfarms.

Senator O’Domhnaill says the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government needs to take action and block the granting of permissions under the current guidlines:

Senator O’Domhnaill was told in the Seanad by Minister for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan that rather than a legislative framework, new guidlines were being developed and that was the favoured option:

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Source:  Highland Radio | 02 Oct 2013 | www.highlandradio.com

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