‘WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO SEE BARNES,” CAMPAIGNER TELLS PACKED WIND FARM MEETING

first_imgMORE than 300 people packing into a community hall in Killygordon last night to voice their concerns over plans to build Ireland’s largest wind farm in the area.The meeting was the second such gathering since plans were formally lodged with An Bord Pleanala (ABP) two weeks ago by Planree Ltd, for the Carrickaduff Wind Farm.The giant wind farm is to include 49 turbines, some with a maximum height of 500 feet, stretching from the iconic Barnesmore Gap, along the Tyrone border, to near Castlefin. The meeting, organised by the Finn Valley Wind Action (FVWA) group, was held in the Parochial Hall in the tiny village of Crossroads.Well-known environmental planning consultant, Mr Peter Crossan, told the packed venue that it was essential for the local community to get behind FVWA.If they did, he said, he was fully confident they could successfully fight plans to build the huge development on their doorstep.Mr Crossan said there was proof coming from world experts that turbines have a detrimental effect on peoples’ health, but that this argument was being “drowned out” by the powerful wind energy industry lobby. A Cavan man, said he was familiar with Donegal and said wind farms would have a drastic effect on the local environment and that the turbines were “alien” to the county’s landscape.FVWA secretary, Ms Marie Scanlon, said if the development went ahead, her children would grow up without having the pleasure of an uninterrupted view of Barnes because of the giant turbines.“Apart from the obvious health risks, these huge turbines will destroy our beautiful landscape forever. I want my children to enjoy places like Barnes while they are growing up. Barnes is as iconic as Errigal and should be afforded the same protection.”She also dismissed reports in the national media that millionaire popstars, Mick Hucknall and Chris DeMargery, are backing their group financially.‘WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO SEE BARNES,” CAMPAIGNER TELLS PACKED WIND FARM MEETING was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalKillygordonmeetingThe Crosswind farmlast_img

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