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

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

Feb 2020

Ongoing 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.

Apr 2021

Planning application turned down by Carlow County Council.

May 2021

Appeal submitted to An Bord Pleanála by Coillte Renewable Energy (now FuturEnergy Ireland).

Nov 2021

Request for Further Information (RFI) received from An Bord Pleanála.

Feb 2022

All RFI documentation submitted to An Bord Pleanála.