Decision due on plans for 12 wind turbines in Offaly countryside

Decision due in days

Justin Kelly

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Decision due on plans for 12 wind turbines in Offaly countryside

Decision due on plans for 12 wind turbines in Offaly countryside

A decision is due in days from Offaly County Council over the proposed construction of 12 wind turbines in the Kilcappagh area of the county, close to Cloneygowan. 

Moanvane Wind Farm Ltd. lodged the application with the council some months ago. 

They plan to erect 12 turbines with a tip height of up to 169 metres.

The planned works include the construction of a temporary site compound, underground electric cabling, new site tracks.

It will involve tree felling, the laying of temporary surfacing, and the permanent setback of a roadside boundary wall.

Permission is being sought for a period of ten years and an operational life of 30 years from the date of commissioning of the entire wind farm.

An environmental impact assessment report/environmental impact statement and a natura impact statement have been prepared and submitted.

The decision is due on November 1.

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