Recently, the Longford Leader reported that the Ballykenny Solar Farm Ltd had been given the thumbs up to commence their 19-hectare solar farm project at Ballykenny, Co Longford, adjacent to the existing ESB Richmond Electricity substation.
The team had been previously granted 25-year permission for the solar farm with an export capacity of approximately 9MW.
The development is to comprise of photovoltaic panels on ground mounted steel frames, a single storey DNO building, customer room, control building, storage container, HV kiosk, switch gear housing and 6 no. inverter transformer enclosures.
However, Longford county council have now confirmed that an appeal has been lodged against the decision from a third party.