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Notice of a decision on a planning application requiring an Environmental Impact Statement (P14/551)

26 June 2015

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 2010 and Section 34(1A) of the Planning Development Act 2000 (as amended), that planning reference number P14/551 was required to have been accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement.

The application by Mid Clare Renewable Energy Ltd is for a ten year planning permission to construct a windfarm and all associated infrastructure in the townland of Cahermurphy, Kilmihil. The proposed windfarm will comprise a)the provision of a total of 4 No. wind turbines, with a maximum ground to top blade tip height of up to 131m, b) upgrading of existing and provision of new internal access roads, c) provision of a wind anemometry mast ( up to 90m in height ), d) borrow pit, e) an electricity sub-station with control rooms and f) associated equipment, underground electricity connection cabling, temporary construction compound and all ancillary site works, and includes the upgrading of site access junctions. The current proposed development is intended to replace an existing planning permission for a six turbine wind farm development permitted under Pl. Ref. 03-2071, as extended by Pl. Ref. 09-267 and pl. Ref. 13-507 which is valid until 2019

The planning authority is informing the public that on the 25th June 2015, Clare County Council decided to refuse permission.

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. 

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. 062561 in the planning file reference field.

Gordon Daly
Senior Planner

25th June 2015

Page last updated: 29/06/15

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