An Bord Pleanala rules out Carrick windfarm

Photo © Dunoair

Local communities near Carrick on Suir are welcoming a decision to deny permission for a windfarm in the area.

An Bord Pleanala has issued a ruling on the controversial windfarm plan for hills a few kilometres to the north of the town.

DunoAir planned a total of eight 126 metre high turbines – 5 on Carrigadoon Hill and 3 on Curraghdobbin Hill near the villages of Ahenny and Faugheen.

The proposals attracted a huge number of objections from right across the area when they came before the local planning authority.

Among those opposed to the plans was the Suir Valley Environmental Group and racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Tipperary County Council had refused permission for the windfarm in August of last year.

This was subsequently appealed by DunoAir to An Bord Pleanala – the state planning appeals board has today backed the ruling by the local authority to refuse permission.