Burke orders his own council to overturn wind farm rule
The Minister of State for Local Government is from Westmeath, where councillors had imposed a restriction on wind farms tantamount to a ban
Peter Burke, the Minister of State for Local Government, has ordered his own county council to overturn a restriction on wind farms that effectively banned them.
Councillors in Westmeath adopted a plan that required wind turbines to be located so far away from existing houses that it would be difficult for any to be built.
An analysis by the planning regulator’s office found that a wind farm with turbines at the typical height of 150 ...