Planning judgment puts wind farm investment in doubt

Billions of euro worth of investment could be lost if reforms to wind turbines planning system go ahead

30th October, 2016
Minister Simon Coveney is currently examining how to implement a 2014 judgment Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Irish wind lobby has warned that billions of euro worth of investment in the sector could be lost if it implements reforms to the planning system for wind turbines.

Minister Simon Coveney is currently examining how to implement a 2014 judgment which stipulates that wind farms must obtain separate planning permission for turbines and the wires which connect them to the grid.

Legislating for the ‘O’Grianna judgment’, as it is known, was kicked to touch...

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