Monday 4 February 2008

Residents object to gas power station

Residents, schools and community organisations in Claremorris, Co Mayo have pledged to fight plans to build a €135 million gas turbine power station.

Mayo County Council is set to adjudicate on the application by Mountside Properties Ltd to build the station, which would include two 20m stacks. The proposed location, about a kilometre from the town centre, is on a site owned by Mayo County Council.

A recent protest meeting attracted about 500 people. Among the objectors are Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, which says the plant contravenes the local development plan.

Mountside Properties Ltd has argued that the plant would contribute to the security of electricity supply.

The Irish Times

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