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Plan for Northern Ireland’s largest wind farm near Draperstown

Draperstown could be home to the largest wind farm in Northern Ireland, is has been reported

SSE Renewables wants to install 36 turbines in the Sperrin mountains near Draperstown, the BBC has reported.

The project known, as the Doraville Wind Farm, could provide 115 MW of power.

Wind farm will damage the Sperrins – McGlone
The planning application also states that minor works would be needed to roads in the area to facilitate turbine delivery.

Twenty five of the turbines would have a maximum height of 140m, with the other 11 having a maximum height of 126.5m.

SSE began engagement with the Planning Service in 2013 and has also held a series of community consultations.

It is anticipated that the wind farm would connect to the grid at the Magherafelt substation.