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  • An Bord Pleanala Overturn Council Decision to Refuse Permission for Large-scale Windfarm

     An Bord Pleanala have overturned Kerry County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a wind farm comprising 28 turbines at Knockauncurragh, Coom, Glanowen and Glanawaddra, Cordal, County Kerry.

     The Council refused permission on the basis that:

     The application has not demonstrated that the proposed development will not

    • give rise to water pollution during and after construction.
    •  The application has not demonstrated that it would not have unacceptable impact on the public road network.
    •  The proposal could interfere with aircraft safety. 

    The Board agreed with their Inspector that permission should however be granted.  The application has been subject to an oral hearing and involved further information being submitted to the Board for consideration.

     “It is considered that, subject to compliance with the conditions set out below, the proposed development will not give rise to water pollution or endanger aircraft safety, will not give rise to traffic hazard or to injury to the visual or residential amenity of the area, and will otherwise accord with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”.

    Published on May 31, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions, Rural Planning; Tagged as: ,
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