A decision date on the case for the proposed Lyrenacarriga Wind Farm development, currently with An Bord Pleanála, has been pushed back.

The wind farm, which is proposed to stretch across areas of West Waterford and East Cork, went before An Bord Pleanála as a Strategic Infrastructure Development in January.

Originally a decision date of July 8, 2021, was noted on the An Bord Pleanala documents, however, this date has now been pushed back until November 1, 2021.

Lodged by Curns Energy Ltd, the application seeks the construction of up to 17 wind turbines with a maximum overall blade tip height of up to 150 metres, with the windfarm measuring approximately 733 hectares. Ten-year planning permission and thirty-year operational life are also sought in the application, effective from the date of commissioning of the entire wind farm.


The topic was raised at this week’s Dungarvan Lismore District meeting by local councillor, James Tobin, who stated he received a letter from An Bord Pleanala informing him that the decision was delayed.

Cllr Tobin branded the delay a ‘disgrace’, noting that the Bord had 18 weeks to make a decision….

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