Windfarm company appeal decision to refuse planning permission for north Kerry development

Stacks Mountain Windfarm Ltd has appealed a decision to refuse planning permission for a windfarm in north Kerry. The company applied to build the ten turbine windfarm at Ballyhorgan South, Lixnaw. wind turbine The proposed development was heavily opposed by residents living in the area, with several protest meetings taking place. Among its reasons for refusing planning permission, Kerry County Council said the windfarm on the scale proposed would create a significant visual intrusion in the local landscape. The council said the proposed turbines would be excessively dominant and visually obtrusive and that the development would seriously injure the amenity and quality of life of communities and individuals who dwell in the area. Stacks Mountain Windfarm appealed Kerry County Council’s decision to An Bord Pleanála, who say it will publish its decision in March.