Permission refused for construction of major electricity infrastructure project in Offaly

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Planning permission denied for major electricity project in Offaly

Planning permission denied for major electricity project in Offaly

Offaly County Council has refused planning permission for a major electricity project in the county. 

Permission had been sought by Galetch Energy Developments to install approximately 12.5km of 38kv electricity transmission line from the permitted (wind farm) substation in the townland of Stonestown, Offaly to the existing electricity substation in the townland of Clondallow.

The transmission line would have comprised of approximately 8.5km of underground line and approximately 3.7km of overhead line. Underground infrastructure was proposed to be located within private lands and within the public roads N62 and R439 and the L70152. Overhead infrastructure would have consisted of three powerlines suspended from wooden poles with a maximum height of 16 metres.

However Offaly County Council refused permission for the project.