Locals reject windfarm on Kilkenny-Laois border

Proposals for a windfarm in Laois and part of County Kilkenny have been rejected, after locals said they didn’t want it.

Pinewood Wind Limited had applied to build 11 wind turbines across an area of land in Laois and in the townland of Crutt outside Castlecomer.

Castlecomer councillor, John Brennan, was one of those who objected to the plans.

He told KCLR news that one of the main objections was that turbines would be a blight on that landscape and would also impact on those with houses nearby.

Councillor Brennan said he believes windfarms like this should be located closer to the coast.