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Planning application expected for major South Roscommon Wind Farm

Jun 7, 2022 13:06 By Shannonside News
Planning application expected for major South Roscommon Wind Farm Planning application expected for major South Roscommon Wind Farm
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The application includes plans for up to 20 wind turbines

Planning permission is to be lodged for a major windfarm project in south Roscommon in the coming days.

Energia is to apply directly to An Bord Pleanala for 20 turbines as part of its Seven Hills project.

Energia and Galetech Energy Developments are hoping to develop 20 turbines near Dysart and Taughmaconnell in south Roscommon.

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It's almost 12 months since the layout for the plans was published in July of 2021 - with significant local opposition to the plans.

The project is earmarked as Strategic Infrastructure Development, and by-passes the planning process at local authority level and instead will be adjudicated on by An Bord Pleanala.

The 20 turbines will have a blade tip height of 180 metres, a rotor diameter of 162 metres and a hub height of 99 metres.

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15 spoil areas will also be developed, and a 110 kilo-volt substation is to be located in Cam

The planning permission is for a period of ten years - and the turbines will be operational for a period of 30 years.

The plans will go on public display next week at Roscommon County Council's offices while there will also be more details on the Seven Hills windfarm website.

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The deadline for submissions is August 1st.

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