Still no timeframe available for north Kerry windfarm

An Bord Pleanala says there is still no time frame available for a decision on a controversial windfarm project in North Kerry. wind turbine The plans have now been before the planning appeals board for over a year. In October last year Kerry County Council refused to grant permission to Stacks Mountain Windfarm Ltd for the construction of the windfarm consisting of ten wind turbines at Ballyhorgan South, Lixnaw. The refusal was due to the proposed scale which the council said would create a significant visual intrusion in the local landscape. Several protest meetings were held by locals who were primarily concerned about the height of the turbines and almost 260 submissions were made to the local authority. Stacks Mountain Windfarm Ltd appealed this decision to An Bord Pleanala in early November last year and a decision has been deferred on several occasions. Now over a year on a spokesperson for the planning appeals board told Radio Kerry News that there is still no time frame available for a ruling. There was some correspondence between the applicant and the board in recent months and the appeal remains at board level.