Residents appeal Edgeworthstown solar farm decision

Residents appeal Edgeworthstown solar farm decision

A decision by Longford County Council to grant planning permission for a solar farm on the outskirts of Edgeworthstown has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.  

The decision, which was made in June of this year, was objected to by a number of residents - some of whom argued that no provision had been made in the County Development Plan for such farms. 

The application - initiated by Elgin Energy Services Ltd - seeks to build a solar farm at Lisnageeragh, Edgeworthstown  on land that is accessed from the Bracklin Road. 

The development incorporates 14.5 hectares and is located approximately 1.5km north east of Edgeworthstown.

For more on this story, see this week’s Longford Leader.