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” not be visible from the main street”
What a concession from an outside developer.
Some extraordinary claims from the promoters and speculators behind this development. I wonder how they will defend them under cross-examination?
It is a little incredible to think that 11km of new 4.5m wide road will not require any deliveries of stone or fill and that the bases of the turbines or cranage areas will not require substantial HGV movements and deliveries. As each turbine base requires substantial concrete and steel.
Perhaps the promoters our the author of this piece will clarify?
11KM of roads needed to service these windmills, will have a devasting efffect on upload peat bogs they act as drainage channels for any boggy areas and i havent seen a windfarm yet that doeaant look like a completely devastated are for many years afterwards
How much is this hearing going to COST? Who shall it cost, us TAXPAYERS! YET again,If permission has been granted by DCC, that should be an end to it! Too much of this, hearing for this and that, is going on, the energy derived from such a wind farm is the future, I don’t care who the company is, the energy will be fed into the national grid. Are the objectors from Ireland, I bet most of them are NOT. Wind energy should be encouraged, not windbags… and whingebags
Mary, I am one of the so called whingebags you refer to. We are a young married couple with 3 young children. We have spent our life savings building our family home to now have a developer come in and propose to dump 5,000 cubic metres of peat stacked 4.6m high 100m from my back garden where my children play. Landslides of peat from developments have occurred throughout this country. So yes what exactly is this going to cost? My house will be worthless, my childrens garden unsafe to play in never mind the health risks to children document from turbines. Maybe the best solution, Mary, is for the developer to put the turbines towering over your house. We could all save the taxpayer the cost then of having to pay for a hearing which uncovers a corrupt county council and where your family could become nothing more than a house number on a map.
Could a wind farm not generate income for the local community? While the natural beauty of the area is an asset shouldn’t wind be viewed similarly. Couldn’t the local community establish a co-op to build and administer a wind farm with the associated jobs and proceeds going back in to the local community? If other countries are pushing for energy self sufficiency why shouldn’t Ireland – or is this a case that it is a great idea unless it happens to be where I live?
To even suggest a windfarm in this beautifull place is the dream of fools .Hope its stopped in its tracks and also that it wouldnd be visable from Glenties is madness and a total lie.???
No reason why these shouldn’t be built, we are a progressive society and these bring jobs. Just like the A5 which was to bring prosperity to the North West this development will probably have to bend over backwards and cost millions more to please people who have nothing better to do than spend their lives complaining.
Danny, of course we are a progressive society and of course Donegal need jobs but the developers of this wind farm concede that apart from the possibility of a few temporary jobs at construction stage, this development will actually create “one part time job”.
The potential for jobs in the tourism industry will actually be hampered by this development and the cumulative impact of the other windfarms in and around Glenties.
Wake up Danny!
If you want to see an example of corrupt planning and cronyism to to with a wind turbine go to Burtonport Co Donegal and then look at the File
Preachán – what a lie from an outside developer that the massive industrial turbines will not be seen from the Main St. The gathering at the hearing only have to step outside of the Highlands Hotel venue, look to their left and look at the hills that are about to be spoiled in close proximity to the beautiful town of Glenties.
I cannot see what harm one solitary windmill at Burtonport is doing to anyone. It is sited on very low ground and acts a a sort of landmark when looking back out from the Islands.
No Annette it is just lining some peoples pockets that all.
“not be visible from the main street” is code for more developer splutter splatter talk!! The RTE camera shots that I saw on the news last night intimated that it was quite visible from the main street. Perhaps the fella that said that got dropped at the hotel door by his corporate gofer and forgot to take a stroll down the main street….maybe it was too wet!!
Sure what’s wrong with turbine they are not as unsightly as ESB poles or telegrap pole all over the county and what about the ESB pylons
Clearly natural beauty of our environment is a strong asset to our country – but isn’t wind also? Shouldn’t we try to harness this to become energy self sufficient. Is the issue here that this is being developed by ‘outsiders’? If so, why can’t the local community develop a co-op to develop and maintain a wind farm. In that way the jobs and proceeds would stay in the local community. Obviously we should not follow the Burtonport model which as I understand it resulted in a small group of people stripping an asset from a large co-operative group. That does not mean that a co-op approach could not work though. Or is the issue that this is fine as long it is not beside where I live. Finally, if the issue is one of aesthetics what I do not understand is why does no-one complain about telephone poles and ESB pylons? Aren’t they just as unsightly or is it that we no longer see them because they are part of the background? We need to find a balance between maintaining the beauty of our environment with the practical need for energy self sufficiency using cleaner energies.
Right on Mick Murray someone it talking sense at last. Pylons ,ESB poles and telegraph poles all over the place and no one seems to see them. What about the ESB pylons the’re putting up outside Fintown not a word about them.
Their was plenty of talk and oppossition to esb poles and ugly pylons and of course they still went ahead and put them up,so that the way was paved for windfarms to make money for wind agents and a few greedy old landoweners,theirs no jobs apart from one technichian for a windfarm and the taxpayer pays with higher light bills etc so apart from destroying landscape and health they serve no purpose and have no place in populated areas.