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28/10/2021

Planning sought for 12.5km of electricity lines to cut across Offaly countryside

Planning sought for 12.5km of electricity lines to cut across Offaly countryside

Planning sought for 12.5km of electricity lines to cut across Offaly countryside

Offaly County Council has received a planning application for 12.5km of electricity transmission line from the Cloghan Wind Farm substation to the existing electricity substation in South Offaly.

The lines will be split between underground and overground cables, with the majority, 8.5km of the lines going underground between the townlands of Stonestown and Clondallow.

The lines will cross the N62, R439 and L70152 public roads. Underground infrastructure will be located within private lands and within these roads. They will be installed in excavated trenches of approximately 1.2m in depth and include underground ducting, joint bays, communication chamber bays, sheath link boxes and inspection chambers.

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The works will also involve drilling at the railway crossing along the N62. The 3.7km of overground cables will consist of three powerlines suspended from wooden poles with a maximum height of 16 metres.

The planning application was lodged with Offaly County Council by Galetech Energy Developments, a company based in Cavan.

The application was submitted along with an environmental impact assessment report (EIAR), and environmental impact statement (EIS), which includes an assessment of the likely impacts of the proposed development, as a whole and in combination with the relevant off-site or secondary developments which will occur as a direct result of the proposed development, including the wind farm development.

Offaly County Council will now consider the application with a decision due in late July. 

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