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Notice of a decision on a planning application requiring an Environmental Impact Statement (P13/681)

2 October 2014

Notice regarding S.I. No. 352 of 2010 European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 in relation to a decision by the planning authority on a planning application requiring an EIS

Notice is hereby given pursuant of Part II, Amendment of Miscellaneous Enactments of S.I. No. 352 of EC (Public Participation) Regulations 2010Section 34(1A) of the Planning Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Section 172(1) of the Planning Development Act 2000 (as amended),that planning reference number P13/681 was required to have been accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement.

The application by ESB Wind Development Limited is for a 10 year Planning Permission for an extension to Boolynagleragh Wind Farm. The development will comprise seven wind turbines, access tracks, anemometer masts, borrow pits and all associated site works, above and below ground. Each wind turbine will have an overall maximum dimension of 126 metres, comprising a tower 75 - 80 metres high, with a diameter of about 4 metres at the base, to which three blades of 45 - 51 metres length will be attached in the townlands of Boolynagleragh /Boolybrien, Knockatunna &, Rathcroney, Co. Clare in accordance with Section 261 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). In accordance with Schedule 5 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared and the EIS was submitted to the planning authority with the application.

The planning authority is informing the public that Clare County Council has decided to refuse, this permission for one reason on the 13th October 2014.

The applicant and any person who made submissions or observations in writing to the planning authority in relation to the planning application in accordance with Section 37(1) of the Planning Development Acts 2000 (as amended) may appeal such a decision to An Bord Pleanála. 

A person may question the validity of any decision of the planning authority by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with Section 50. A person may question the validity of any decision on an appeal by the board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with Section 50.

Practical information on the appeal and review mechanisms can be found on the Citizens Information website. The Citizens Information Service is a statutory public authority responsible for a variety of information to members of the public. Practical information is also available on the website of An Bord Pleanála, and on the website of the Courts Service of Ireland

Details with regard to the planning reference referred to in this notice may also be viewed on this website on the online planning system by entering the planning reference no. 13681 in the planning file reference field.

Tom Coughlan

Chief Executive, Clare County Council 

Date 13th October 2014

Page last updated: 02/10/14

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