[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Outrage at second wind farm plan  

Credit:  By Declan MaGee | Donegal Democrat | 25 Sept 2017 | www.donegaldemocrat.ie ~~

A Donegal community has vowed to fight another large wind farm development 18 months after a similar development was knocked back.
Finn Valley Wind Action says it will “vigorously oppose” plans that could see 36 wind turbines built between Castlefin and Barnesmore Gap.
Planree Ltd is planning to build between 19 and 36 turbines at Meenbog, Lismullyduff and surrounding townlands, with some of the turbines planned to be situated close to Lough Mourne near Barnesmore Gap in what it says will be a capital investment of between €85 million and €150 million.
The developers say the proposal has the potential to generate electricity for 29,000 households, more than half the homes in Donegal.
The company had plans for 49 turbines in the same area turned down by An Bord Pleanála in March of last year.
The plans were rejected because of what was seen to be inadequate information on the environmental impact, particularly the potential impact on Whooper Swan and Greenland White-fronted Goose.
The plans would see the turbines built in two clusters; one around Carrickaduff Hill and the other to the east in Lismullyduff.
An Bord Pleanála ruled last month that the development constitutes strategic infrastructure development and any application will be decided by the board and not local planners, as allowed under the Planning and Development Act.
Planree outlined its plans to the local community at a public consultation in Ballybofey on Thursday night.
The company said it plans to build an “adjoining public amenity park” as part of the project. In a statement issued to the Donegal Democrat/Donegal People’s Press Planree said it was happy to hold a public examination of the proposed project.
“The meeting lasted approximately three hours, and ranged from the presentation of the project to the public and why some people would support it, to some people in the room being opposed to wind turbines going up no matter what. The event provided a forum for differing views to be challenged and a useful opportunity for information to be exchanged.”
Marie Byrne of Finn Valley Action said the application will be vigorously opposed.
“The community are once again outraged that they are faced with a reapplication for a major wind farm in the Finn Valley,” she said.
“There was outrage when it was suggested by the developer that they had plans to construct a play park in the middle of the wind farm as an asset for the area, dismissing health and safety concerns and affects the development would have on tourism for the greater area.”

Source:  By Declan MaGee | Donegal Democrat | 25 Sept 2017 | www.donegaldemocrat.ie

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.