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Residents unhappy with plans for wind turbine near Edgeworthstown

Apr 6, 2022 08:04 By Shannonside News
Residents unhappy with plans for wind turbine near Edgeworthstown Residents unhappy with plans for wind turbine near Edgeworthstown
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The application for the wind turbine was lodged early last month

A decision is due to be made later this month on planning permission for a large wind turbine just outside Edgeworthstown

Natural Forces Renewable Energy lodged an application to develop a 138 metre high wind turbine at Lissanore outside the town in early March that will generate 4.2mega watts of energy.

The overall tip height of the structure, will be just under 150 metres and the planning application also seeks permission to develop a substation for any electricity generated at the site.

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The planning application suggest that 32 homes are situated within 1 kilometre of the site and the developers claim that following community engagement, two issues were identified; shadow flicker as well as the visual impact of the turbine which the developers claim they will address as much as possible.

However, residents who spoke to Shannonside FM about the plans claim they were only made aware by neighbours about the proposal in recent days.

A number of submission have also been made on the plan - from the Irish Aviation Authority and as well as Transport Infrastructure Ireland but there are currently not viewable on Longford County Council's website due to a technical issue.

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The deadline for submissions on the project is today, April 6th, with a decision due on 27th of this month.

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