Public hearing into proposed Glenties wind farm underway

An Bord Pleanála is hosting a public hearing in to a proposed wind farm project near Glenties.

Straboy Wind Energy has been granted planning permission by Donegal County Council to erect 22 wind turbines over a 474 hectare site covering six townlands near Glenties with 21 conditions attached.

15 third parties objections to the permission have been lodged with the board along with 64 observations.

The hearing is expected to continue into next week.