Call for solar farm planning applications to be suspended until regulations in place

Cllr for Kerry County Council John Joe Culloty. (FF) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

There’s a call for solar farm planning applications to be suspended until regulations or specific planning guidelines are put in place.

Kerry Cllr John Joe Culloty has called on Kerry County Council to write to the Minister for Planning Simon Coveney in order to stop consideration of all solar farm applications until there are rules in place governing the sector.

There are several live planning applications for solar farms in Kerry.

Cllr Culloty says guidelines would be of benefit to people in Kerry and across the country who have concerns about solar farms, as well as being of use to planners.