Residents near a proposed wind farm in South Kilkenny are unhappy with the level of communication they’re getting from the developer.
Coillte is planning to build a 21-turbine facility capable of powering 70,000 homes at Castlebanny. (Details here).
The state-owned forestry company is also behind plans for a similar development on Mount Leinster (details of the Croaghaun plans here) – locals there held a virtual town hall meeting last night to oppose the plan and claim they’ve not had a satisfactory consultation process either.
Aileen Roche house will be less than a kilometres from the nearest up to 185-metre turbine. She says she’s only opposed to the Castlebanny plans because she feels her concerns aren’t being listened to.
Listen back to the full conversation with our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is here: