News

Council refusal of wind turbine alteration appealed to higher planning body

Oct 6, 2022 08:19 By Shannonside News
Council refusal of wind turbine alteration appealed to higher planning body
Share this article

The applications have been the contested by locals over a number of reasons.

A Roscommon County Council refusal of changes to a previously granted permission for wind turbines has been appealed to the higher planning authority.

Peter Gillooly had sought permission to make adjustments to granted turbines at Derrane & Roxborough earlier this year.

The amendments sought a range of adjustments including the increase of turbine 1 hub height to 95.5 metres, which would increase the blade tip height to 164.6 metres.

Advertisement

Turbine 2 would have had a hub height and blade tip height of 81 metres and 150 metres respectively.

Also included in the planning application was the relocation of underground electric cabling, relocation of the access road and the installation of a transformer and battery storage unit.

Roscommon County Planners refused the application for amendments to the original planning permission last month.

Advertisement

Both the previously accepted permission and the newer application for amendments were the subject of several submissions from locals.

These objections highlighted residents' concerns over the increased height of the turbine height and the proximity of the substation to neighbouring properties.

The applicant has now appealed the refusal of amendments to An Bord Pleanála.

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

Shannonside Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copyright © 2024 Shannonside FM. Developed by Square1 and Powered by PublisherPlus