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Application lodged for judicial review of An Bord Pleanala decision to give permission for wind farm in Kilkenny

The plans for 21 turbines got the green light in September

An application has been lodged for a judicial review of An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant permission for a wind farm in South Kilkenny.

The planning board gave FutureEnergy Ireland’s plans for 21 turbines at Castlebanny the green light back in September.

A spokesperson for Save the South Leinster Way has confirmed an application for a judicial review has been lodged with the High Court.


“Review in The High Court against the proposed development of a wind farm at Castlebanny.

We do this in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our families, the native flora and fauna in our area and the right of all citizens to the peaceful enjoyment of their homes.

Save the South Leinster Way fully supports the move to a clean, green future for Ireland and we welcome initiatives for renewable projects that are suitable for an inland county such as Kilkenny.

We further give our whole hearted support to offshore wind development and the government’s recent steps towards this end.

We would like to thank all of those who have supported us in our journey so far.

Offshore not onshore.”