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  • An Bord Pleanala have granted permission to ESB Wind Development Limited to extend Cappawhite Windfarm in Tipperary .

    The applicant has sought permission for an additional 14 turbines.  Each wind turbine will have an overall maximum dimension of 126 metres, comprising a tower 80-85 metres high, with three blades of 41-45 metres length.

    The Council (Tipperary South) had granted permission however the decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanala by  and Cappawhite Environs against Wind Turbines Placement Group.

    They  pointed out that noted that within a 6 kilometre radius of Cappawhite, there are already 64 wind turbines with planning permission and in various stages of development.

     Although the new turbines were at a higher ground level that the existing turbines An Bord Pleanala granted permission omitting 4 turbines by condition due to the visual impact on a local village.  They also imposed a condition limiting the operational period to 25 years in order to allow a review of the operation at that time.

     

     

     

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