Plans lodged for scaled back Kildare wind farm in north west of county

12 turbine wind farm at Drehid

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Plans lodged for scaled back Kildare wind farm in north west of county

File photo of wind farm

A new planning application for a large wind farm in north west Kildare has been lodged.

A company called North Kildare Wind Farm Limited has apply for permission to develop a 12 turbine wind farm, a recreation amenity trail and associated works within the townlands of Ballynamullagh, Coolree, Drehid, Dunfierth, Killyon, Kilmurry and Mulgeeth.

The proposed 12 turbines will have a 169-metre wind turbines.

The application is currently being validated by Kildare County Council to ensure all the paperwork is in order. This happens with every planning application submitted to the local authority. 

The application will also include the upgrade and extension to an existing recreation amenity trail and installation of signage, picnic tables and bicycle stands.

Permission is sought for a period of 10 years and an operational life of 30 years from the date of commissioning of the entire wind farm.

The planning application, an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Naas.