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Monday 20 May 2019

Plans for 207 wind turbines in Irish Sea

Wind Turbines
Wind Turbines

Hubert Murphy

RESIDENTS in Louth and Meath, especially along the coast, are being advised to check out a planning application for up to 207 wind turbines in the Irish Sea.

RESIDENTS in Louth and Meath, especially along the coast, are being advised to check out a planning application for up to 207 wind turbines in the Irish Sea.

Both councils have been advised by the Minister for Environment Community and Local Government of information received from the Secretary of State for the Environment in the United Kingdom 'in respect of proposed development that may be likely to have a significant effect on the environment in Ireland'.

The proposed development is located off Cumbria and 31km southeast of the Isle of Man and is described as the construction of offshore wind turbines and foundations (up to 207 wind turbines with a maximum tip height 222m).

There will also be up to three offshore substations and foundations, undersea cables between the wind turbines and offshore substations and cables to transmit electricity from the offshore substations to the shore.

The proposed development is subject to an environmental assessment procedure and 'has potential transboundary effects.'

Information on the proposed development is available for inspection at Meath and Louth County Councils or may be viewed on line on the UK Planning Inspectorate's website: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/north-west/walney-extension-offshore-wind-farm.

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development may be made in writing to Meath County Council, Planning Department on or before 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 12th February 2014 or Louth Co Co by Friday February 7th.

Submissions may also be directly made to the Department of Communities and Local Government in the UK which is the decision making authority for the project.

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