Planning application refused for wind turbine in Gaoth Dobhair

Wind Turbines

A planning application for a wind turbine in west Donegal has been rejected by Donegal County Council.

The proposed turbine was to be situated on the grounds of Udaras na Gaeltachta in Gaoth Dobhair with concerns raised locally over its possible proximity to some homes and businesses in the area.

Opposition to the proposed turbine was also highlighted in the area, with a protest taking place last month and a significant number of planning objections also signed by locals.

Councillor Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says while it's welcome news , he believes there could be further efforts made by the applicant: