Planning advert - LA11/2020/0255/TBA - notification of decision (Feb 2021)

Date published: 16 February 2021

Copy of the advert published advising planning permission has been approved for the following planning application in the Republic of Ireland.

Ref. No. LA11/2020/0255/TBA
Location Townlands of Keadew Upper, Cullionboy and Clogher, County Donegal
Proposal Proposed development at the existing Barnesmore Windfarm site, Keadew Upper and Cullionboy, Co. Donegal:
(i) Decommissioning and removal of 25 no. existing wind turbines and reinstatement of the redundant site infrastructure including site roads of 600m in length;
(ii) Construction and erection of up to 13 no. wind turbines each with maximum overall ground to blade tip heights of up to 180 metres and associated crane hardstandings and wind turbine foundations;
(iii) Upgrade of the existing site access roads and provision of 188m of new site access road;
(iv) Upgrade of the existing Golagh 110 kV electrical substation and compound to include for an expansion of the footprint to accommodate an EirGrid control building, a new IPP control building, car parking, grid transformer, 110kV cable chair, outdoor electrical plant and equipment, security boundary and perimeters fencing, wastewater holding tanks, groundwater well and the removal of the existing overhead line connection and demolition of the existing IPP control building;
(v) Upgrade works associated with the existing 110kV grid connection including the undergrounding of a 1.15 km section of the existing 110 kV overhead power line, the construction of a new cable interface tower on the existing Golagh Tee 110kV overhead line, underground cable connection in the existing site access track from the new cable interface tower to the upgraded Golagh Substation and removal of the existing angle mast and end mast towers;
(vi) 1 no. permanent meteorological mast up to 30 m in height, including a foundation, underground power and communication cabling and security fencing;
(vii) Temporary Contractors Construction Compound;
(viii) Site drainage network;
(ix) Internal wind farm underground power and communications cabling;
Dates advertised 16 - 18 February 2021




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