Planning sought for wind turbines outside Boyle

A five year planning permission is being sought from Roscommon County Council by Curlew Energy Limited for wind turbines outside Boyle.

The development that will consist of the construction of two wind turbines (maximum turbine tip height 160m) with associated foundations and crane hardstand areas and all associated development including one substation control building, one permanent meteorological mast (80m height) and associated foundation, hardstand area and ancillary main crane hardstand area, 1304m on new internal site service roads, underground electric cabling systems between turbines within the wind farm site, 3.75km of over ground electric cabling system and 1.53km of underground electric cabling system between the wind farm site and connection point at existing 38Kv ESBN sub station in Boyle, one new site access/entrance off the L-1248 local road at the western boundary to facilitate construction and access, one temporary construction site compound (750m2), four peat /spoil deposition areas for storage of excess excavated peat materials, associated surface water management system, tree felling to facilitate site development, temporary works on sections of the public road network along the turbine delivery route (including hedge or tree cutting, relocation of powerlines/poles, lampposts, signage and local road widening) and all associated site works.

The permission is sought for this development in the townlands of Leam, Ballybaun, Harepark, Ardoorooran, Carrownageeragh, Grange Beg, Knockadoobrusna, Ballytrasna, Cashelfinoge and Greatmeadow.

A natural impact statement and an environmental impact assessment report has been prepared in respect of the application.

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