Coillte Renewable Energy has submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanála in relation to the planning decision for the proposed Croaghaun Wind Farm.

The Bord has a statutory objective to try to decide on the case within 18 weeks, although it is not always possible to meet this timeline. If the Bord cannot make a decision within 18 weeks, it will write to participants in the appeal to update them.

An Bord Pleanála will review all of the submissions, planning documentation and the grounds for appeal before making a decision. Full details of the appeals process can be found on the An Bord Pleanála website:  www.pleanala.ie/guide/appeal_guide

The full Planning Application and Appeal Documentation is available here.

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Covid-19

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in Ireland is both unexpected and unprecedented in modern times. We are well aware of the protective restrictions in place to reduce the spread and impact of Covid-19 within our communities. We remain committed to keeping you informed about the progress of the project.

As we continue our work in accordance with protective measures outlined by the HSE and Government, our commitment to keeping you up-to-date is as important as ever. We will be posting all our updates for this project on the project website. We remain contactable through phone, text, email and by post if needs be.

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Project Details

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is located on Croaghaun Hill, south of Myshall and Kildavin villages in East Carlow.

Estimated Project Development Time

Apr 2019

Community and Stakeholder Engagement process is ongoing, Shane recruited as CLO.

May 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin.

Oct 2019

Iterative design process commences using feedback from Environmental studies including grid route. Draft layouts shared with nearest neighbours.

Jan 2020

On going community engagement with project team, technical experts and near neighbours throughout January and February.

Feb 2020

On going community engagement with project team, technical experts and near neighbours throughout January and February.

Mar 2020

• Preparing Project Update newsletter and 2nd design iteration layouts.
• Workshop with nearest neighbours postponed due to Covid-19 Public Health restrictions.
• All project updates and communications posted on website.

Apr 2020

• Ongoing EIA studies, surveys and site investigations with emphasis on geology.

• Project updates provided through alternative means of engagement available to our nearest neighbours.

May 2020

• Preparing Project Update newsletter and 3rd design iteration layouts.
• Ongoing on-site EIAR survey investigations coming to a conclusion.
• Ongoing engagement with nearest neighbours through alternative means available as required.

Jun 2020

• Ongoing engagement with nearest neighbours through alternative means available.

Nov 2020

• EIAR and Planning documentation being finalised.

Jan 2021

• Planning Application submitted to Carlow County Council - 15th January 2021

Latest News

01 Dec 20

Final Project Brochure

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02 Jun 20

June EIAR Update

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11 May 20

May EIAR Update

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25 Mar 20

EIAR Update

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23 Dec 19

EIAR Scoping Document Finalised

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03 Jun 19

Bat monitors collected completing Spring 2019 survey

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22 May 19

Expanded Community Engagement Boundary

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06 May 19

Fehily Timoney awarded EIAR contract

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24 Apr 19

Shane Lowry joins the team as CLO

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10 Apr 19

Breeding season bird surveys now underway

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11 Sep 18

Ongoing community engagement and plan for met mast

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01 Jun 18

Community Engagement Commenced

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