05/08/2021

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Public meeting regarding proposals for more than 20 huge wind turbines in scenic area

Plans in the pipeline for another major windfarm in Donegal

Public meeting regarding proposals for more than 20 huge wind turbines in scenic area

A meeting involving residents in the Leitirmacaward - Doochary - Glenties areas concerned about the proposed development of a major wind farm in their area takes place tonight, Thursday.

The meeting, which will comply with all social distancing regulations, takes place in the church car park starting at 7pm.

It has been organised by the Gweebarra Conservation Group who say they are very concerned at the scale of the wind farm and the environmental impact on the area. 

Danish company Ørsted, who have bought the previous developer Brookfield's Irish portfolio, and Coillte intend applying for planning permission for 23, 200 metre high, industrial wind turbines in a number of townlands on the eastern bank of the Gweebarra River SAC between Doochary and Shallogans.

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