Puplic consultation open on issue of stepback for windturbines

Wind TurbinesA public consultation on plans to ban windturbines from within ten times their tip height to residential property is open.

The Draft Variation to the County Donegal Development Plan would also designate 6 Sub- Basin Management areas ‘Not Favoured’ for wind energy development.

Other considerations are to protect Fresh Water Pearl Mussels and limit the visual impact of windturbines  on Glenveagh National Park.

Ernan O'Donnell of the Glenties Windfarm Information Group is calling on people to have their say:

Documents relating to the draft Variation are available by selecting the following links:
Draft Variation (No. 2) to the County Donegal Development Plan 2012-2018 (as varied)
Map Viewer for the Draft Variation (No. 2) to the County Donegal Development Plan 2012-2018 (as varied)
Determination of the Need for Strategic Environmental Assessment
Determination of the Need for Appropriate Assessment.