Edgeworthstown solar farm gets green light after planning board upholds council decision

Liam Cosgrove

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Edgeworthstown solar farm gets green light after planning board upholds council decision

An Bord Pleanála has rubber-stamped an earlier decision by Longford County Council to grant planning permission for a solar farm in Edgeworthstown.

An Bord Pleanála has approved plans for the development of a solar farm in Edgeworthstown, the Leader can reveal.

 

 

Planning chiefs gave the go-ahead for the proposed development at Lisnageeragh, Edgeworthstown after it was appealed to the board in July.

It came after Longford County Council had granted Dublin based firm Elgin Energy Services Ltd planning permission, subject to a number of conditions a month earlier.

In its summation, the board rejected claims the development would impinge on the area's all-round appearance.

"Subject to compliance with the conditions (of planning), the proposed development would not seriously injure the residential amenities of property in the vicinity and would not detract from the landscape character or visual amenities of the area," the board ruled in a statement.

The initial appeal had been made by Martin Finnan, care of Sean Lucy and Associates Limited, 23E Lough Sheever Corporate Park, Mullingar, County Westmeath.

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