Inland Fisheries Ireland is calling for far more details from Bord na Mona in relation to the impact on water quality of their proposed 24 turbine wind farm at Derryadd.
IFI is the state agency responsible for the protection, management and conservation of Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling resources. Concerns about the lack of information on several aspects of the application by Powergen were highlighted during a presentation at an Oral Hearing on the wind farm, by Senior Fisheries Environment Officer Catherine Kerins.
She said the application failed to consider properly the connectivity of the watercourse in site, and statements made about no direct discharges being made to natural watercourses were clearly misleading.
Catherine Kerins spoke to Shannonside News following her presentation yesterday.
The hearing is due to continue today with presentations from some observers, as well as questions for the applicant, the planning Authority, prescribed bodies and observers.