Thursday 24 June 2010

Go-ahead for wind farm despite bird fears

Clare County Council has given the go-ahead to a €20 million six-turbine wind farm in spite of concerns expressed by the council’s heritage officer over whooper swans and Greenland white-fronted geese that use the area.

The planning authority has given the go-ahead to CP Energy for the 390ft wind farm at Tullabrack, north of Kilrush.

An Bord Pleanála previously refused permission for a wind farm on the site as it was identified as being in close proximity to a direct flight path of the birds.

Irish Times

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