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North Tipperary County Council grants wind turbines application

North Tipperary County Council has granted planning permission for a wind farm at Shevry that will consist of five turbines, each measuring 126 metres.

The application was made in the name of ABO Wind Ireland Ltd and among those who made submissions on the application were the Department of Energy and Natrual Resources and the Irish Aviation Authority.

The proposal also includes construction of new access tracks and the upgrading of existing tracks, an electrical substation, a borrow pit and associated works. The application was for a 10-year permission, and the company supplied an Environmental Impact Study to the council.

The exact location of the wind farm is Knockcurraghbola Commons, Knockcurraghbola Crownlands, Graniera and Shevry,

Meanwhile, the council is due to make a decision on a proposed wind farm at Kilnaneave, Nenagh, on Monday, December 23.

The proposal by Archai Resources Ltd is for the construction, operation and decommissioning of a wind farm of up to four turbine generators to export electricity to the national grid. Each turbine will be up to 132 metres to blade tip height with associated crane hardstanding. Works will also require construction of an electrical substation, meteorological mast, cabling and access tracks to each turbine and ancillary works, including borrow pit, temporary construction of a compound and off-site access upgrades for abnormal loads at this site. An Environmental Impact Statement was been prepared for the application and supplied to the council.

The development is located at Ballyconnor, Tiermoyle, Knockacraheen, Millbrook townlands, Upper Ormond, Kilnaneave, Nenagh.

Among those who made submissions on the proposal were HSE West, Irish Aviation Authority, Mid West Regional Authority, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Aeolus Energy Ltd and Venti Wind Farm Energy Ltd.

Last month, the council refused permission to Procter and Gamble in Nenagh for a 131-metre high wind turbine to supply the plant at Gortlandroe with electricity. It is expcted that that decision will be appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

 
 
 

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