20 June 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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Lack of information on route of electricity grid connection to Lisdrum

Michael Fisher

Planners have turned down an appeal by a County Cavan based energy company to make a number of amendments to a proposed wind farm with seven turbines in the Carrickroe area, on the edges of Sliabh Beagh. The technical amendments included the realignment of some internal access tracks and the relocation of a substation, along with changes to the design of the hardstanding areas for some of the 78m high turbines, and to a meteorological mast.

These changes were submitted to Monaghan County Council just before Christmas 2017 and revealed by The Northern Standard around that time by Coolberrin Wind Ltd. The application was rejected by Monaghan County Council in January 2018 and the decision was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanála. Although the Board’s website indicated that a decision was likely to be taken within a few months, it took until November before a senior planning inspector made a recommendation to the Board. The Board met last month and published details of the….

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