Planning Application To An Bord Pleanála Expected For New Windfarm Near Baile Mhúirne

A planning application is expected to be submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála in the next few weeks for another new windfarm near Baile Mhúirne.

The Irish Examiner is reporting that the 14 turbines in the Múscraí Gaeltacht’s newest wind-farm will be taller than those planned for near Gougane Barra.

The Goryrahilly windfarm will be on a 667-hectare site.

The paper is reporting that the plans by SSE Renewables and FuturEnergy Ireland will generate more than 50MW – so can seek approval directly from An Bord Pleanála rather than from the County Council.

The windmills would have a ground-to-blade-tip height of up of 185m.

If approved, the developers estimate the windfarm could contribute 500,000 euro per year – to a community benefit fund.


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