Councillor unhappy with lack of info ahead of Wind Turbine discussions

The Gweebarra Conservation Group has joined what it says is a the growing chorus of community and environment groups in Donegal concerned at the amount of  ‘preferred areas for wind farm development’ included in the new draft County Development Plan.

Councillors will vote on the plan, which will govern development in the county up to 2018, in June of this year.

The wind energy element of the plan will be discussed by members ahead of the vote but Cllr Bernard Mc Guinness has expressed disappointment that an assessment of the Lanscape Character of the county won't be ready in time for the plan.

Cllr Mc Guinness says the wind turbine issue needs very careful consideration: