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Planning refused for height amendments to approved Roscommon wind turbines

Sep 7, 2022 09:12 By Shannonside News
Planning refused for height amendments to approved Roscommon wind turbines
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The Council has rejected the changes to the planning already granted for the two turbines.

A planning application seeking amendments to two granted wind turbines in Roscommon has been refused by county planners.

Peter Gillooly sought permission to make adjustments to the previously granted planning permission at Derrane & Roxborough.

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.

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Turbine 2 will have 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.

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

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

Roscommon County Planners this week refused the application for amendments to the original planning permission.

 

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