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Carrownagowan Wind Farm
The project has been submitted to An Bord Pleánala.
A full copy of the Planning Application and accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report can be found on www.carrownagowanplanning.ie
A Request for Further Information (RFI) has been received from An Bord Pleanála
Online virtual tour
The online virtual tour can be accessed at the following link here.
A note on the developer
FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. Carrownagowan is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to the local community.
For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and varying levels of government restrictions, community engagement practices will be curtailed on all project sites whenever necessary. As we continue our work in accordance with Government guidelines, our commitment to keeping you up-to-date is as important as ever. The project Community Liaison Officer remains your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project. These details can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.
The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is located on the northern slopes of Slieve Bernagh in East Co. Clare. The site lies centrally between the towns and villages of Bodyke, Tuamgreaney, Broadford and Kilaloe.
Estimated Project Development Time
Commencement of Community and Stakeholder Engagement process.
Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin.
Potential grid connection route selection process begins.
Mapping of buildable area commences.
Preliminary design phase begins.
Environmental Impact Assessment studies are on-going
First draft turbine layout begins
Design and layout of the proposed wind farm on going.
Third draft turbine layout begins
Appropriate Assessment screening
Lodge Planning Application
Request for Further Information (RFI) received from An Bord Pleanála
All requests for information submitted to ABP
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