MAJOR PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS MASSIVE WIND FARM PLANNED FOR FINN VALLEY

first_imgA public meeting will be held next week to discuss plans to build Ireland’s largest wind farm in the Finn Valley.Plans are to be lodged this Friday with An Bord Pleanala by Planree Ltd for up to 49 huge turbines, some with a maximum height of 500 feet, stretching from Barnesmore Gap to near Castlefin.A public meeting on the proposals, organised by local residents, will be held in Meenreagh Social Centre (old school), Killygordon, on Thursday, February 12, at 8 pm. Copies of all plans and documents submitted to Donegal County Council in relation to the project, will be available for inspection from 7 pm.Submissions or objections must be lodged with ABP within seven weeks, starting on Friday, to arrive no later than 5:30 pm on Friday, March 27.More than 100 people attended an information day, organised by the developers, in Ballybofey, before Christmas, at which further details were unveiled of the proposals.The developers estimate the total electricity generating output from the proposed Carrickaduff Windfarm would be 105 MW, making it Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm. If the wind farm goes ahead, the developers claim the local community would benefit from a special fund worth €3 million over the 25 year lifespan of the turbines.However, opinion was divided among those who attended the pre-Christmas event. MAJOR PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS MASSIVE WIND FARM PLANNED FOR FINN VALLEY was last modified: February 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinn valleymeetingwind farmlast_img

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