17 wind turbines proposed for Melleray area

Plans for 17 wind turbines in the Cappoquin area have been published this week for the proposed Scart Mountain Wind Farm.

The area is about four kilometres north of Cappoquin, and the initial layout of the wind turbines shows them to be located east of Mount Melleray on both Knockanask and other areas south of the hill, in the townland of Scartmountain.

The project is being undertaken by FuturEnergy Ireland, a company held on a 50:50 basis by ESB and Coillte. 

The latest County Development Plan 2022-2028 for Waterford does not favour granting planning permission for renewable energy projects across large sections of the county, including Scart Mountain. However, FuturEnergy Ireland are pursuing the project regardless for four reasons …

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