Planning Application: 217 (Carlow County Council )
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Permission to develop a windfarm and associated works. The development will consist of: Construction of up to 7 no. wind turbines with a maximum overall blade tip height of up to 178m. - Construction of turbine foundations and crane pad hardstanding areas; - Construction of new site tracks and associated drainage infrastructure; - Upgrading of existing tracks and associated drainage infrastructure where necessary including upgrade of entrance onto L2026; - All associated drainage and sediment control including the installation of new watercourse or drain crossings and the re-use or upgrading of existing internal watercourse and drain crossings; - Construction of 1 no. permanent onsite 38kV electrical substation to ESBN specifications including: - Control building with welfare facilities; - Electrical infrastructure; - Parking; - Wastewater holding tank; - Rainwater harvesting; - Security fencing; - All associated infrastructure, services and site works.; - 1 no. temporary construction site compound and associated ancillary infrastructure including parking.; - 1 no. on site borrow pit (the borrow pit shall be accessed via wind farm access tracks; - Tree felling to facilitate construction and operation of the proposed development; - Installation of medium voltage (20/33kV) and communication underground cabling between the proposed turbines and the proposed on-site substation and associated ancillary works; - Erection of 1 no. permanent meteorological mast to a maximum height of 100m above ground level; - Upgrade of existing forest tracks and paths that shall be re-purposed as recreational amenity trails for community use including signage; - All associated site development works; - A 10 year planning permission and 35 year operational life from the date of commissioning of the entire wind farm. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development and will be submitted with the application.