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High court judge rejects windfarm application appeal


A High Court judge has rejected a challenge by a number of Cork residents opposing the development of a windfarm.

The dispute arose over planning permission for a six-turbine windfarm and other developments in the townlands of Derragh, Rathgaskig and Ballingeary.

The concerns raised by the local residents range from the environmental impact of the development to the noise of the turbines.

The development by Framore Ltd had been rejected by the high court back in 2014 because of flaws in the proposal for planning permission.

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Following the decision, the company revised its plan and agreed to move the turbines an additional 50 metres from homes. The residents attempted to appeal the decision, however, the judge refused an application.