Developers of refused east Kerry wind farm appeal decision

The developers of a windfarm in east Kerry which was refused permission have appealed the decision.

Kerry County Council planners decided not to grant permission in May for the development.

Silverbirch Renewables Limited are proposing to build 14 wind turbines with a rotor diameter of up to 120 metres and a blade tip height of up to 150 metres above ground level along with two meteorlogical masts, two substations, 13 site entrances and internal site service roads.

The turbines are earmarked for the townlands of Reanasup, Lisheen, Knocknageeha, Reaboy, Barna, Ballynahulla and Tooreengarriv.

Kerry County Council planners turned down the application on environmental, visual and residential grounds.

Members of the Sliabh Luachra Windfarm Awareness Group have raised concerns about the proposed development.

Silverbirch Renewables Ltd has now appealed the refusal to An Bord Pleanala which is due to decide on the matter on October 31st.