[ exact phrase in "" ]

[ Google-powered ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Anger at wind farm approval  

Credit:  Offaly Independent | 11th November 2016 | www.offalyindependent.ie ~~

The decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a wind farm in Cloghan has been met with anger by those who objected to the plan.

A number of objections had been submitted to the nine-turbine project but the planning authority granted permission, subject to conditions.

Two years ago Offaly County Council granted planning permission to Galetech Energy to construct the project, to a maximum height of 150 metres. However this was appealed to An Bord Pleanala which has now given the project the green light.

Although an inspector with An Bord Pleanála had expressed reservations, the board decided to give the project the go ahead to the wind farm project in West Offaly.

There are 21 conditions attached including that the project should be completed within 10 years; that the construction will be supervised by experienced environmental personnel and that the avian radar monitoring system will be installed and operating prior to the proposed development being operated.

Another condition is that the proposed habitat and species management plan shall be submitted to, and agreed in writing with, the planning authority, following consultation with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Source:  Offaly Independent | 11th November 2016 | www.offalyindependent.ie

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User contributions

Share:


« Later PostNews Watch HomeEarlier Post »

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Formerly at windwatch.org.

HOME
Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share