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Ireland: Wind turbines in Tipperary given green light despite negative environmental impact

Turbines get green light despite fears over environmental impact and effect on protected bird species

The Journal — August 1, 2014

Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.

Planning permission has been granted for a multi-million wind farm in Tipperary despite fears over its impact on the local environment.

Permission was previously refused by North Tipperary County Council after one of An Bord Pleanála’s inspectors noted concerns over peat spillage and potential destruction of the habitat of a protected bird.

An appeal was launched by ESB Wind Development Limited and Coillte.
The site, at Keeper’s Hill in Tipperary, will consist of 16 wind turbines with a maximum height of close to 150 metres, more than 30 metres taller than Dublin’s Spire and under three times the height of Liberty Hall.

It will be located close to three sites designated as special areas of conversation.

One of these includes the habitat of the Hen Harrier, a protected species with a declining breeding population.   Continue reading here….

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2 Comments on “Ireland: Wind turbines in Tipperary given green light despite negative environmental impact”

  1. cornwallwindwatch August 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch and commented:
    What does negative environmental impact matter when the environment needs saving!?

  2. Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB) August 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Reblogged this on RubinoWorld and commented:
    Where are the screams from outraged environmentalists? Oh, that’s right, wind turbines are politically correct, so who cares if these things could adversely impact protected bird species and local bogs.

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