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20/972 Decision - EC (Public Participation) Reg 2010 (EIS Decisions)

TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)
EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (PUBLIC PARTICIPATION) REGULATIONS 2010

Planning Application Register Reference number 20/972

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended, and in accordance with Section 10 of the European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 that Tipperary County Council has issued a Notification of a Decision to grant planning permission on the 24/02/2021 to Gromane Limited, for a ten year planning permission for a renewable energy development with a 40-year operational life (from the date of commissioning of the renewable energy development). The entirety of the development constitutes the provision of a 9-turbine wind farm and all associated works on lands in both Counties Tipperary and Kilkenny. This development comprises part of an overall development for which planning permission is also sought for a 38kV substation in the townland of Killeen, Co. Kilkenny. A separate planning application will be made for an underground grid connection to Tipperary County Council and to Kilkenny County Council. The proposed development will constitute the provision of the following: • Construction of up to 9 turbines each with a maximum overall ground to blade tip height of up to 150 metres and associated foundations and hardstand areas; • Construction of new site entrances and upgrade of existing site entrances; • Internal wind farm underground power and communications cabling; • Upgrade of existing access tracks and provision of new site access roads; • Removal of existing Meteorological Masts and construction of 1 new Meteorological Mast for monitoring wind speeds with a maximum height of up to 85 metres; • Site drainage network • Construction of a new temporary site compound for use during construction; • Two Borrow Pits • Construction of a new on-site 38kV substation The planning application will be accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natura Impact Statement at Farranrory Upper, Farranrory Lower, Coolnashinnagh and Gortnasmuttaun, Co. Tipperary.

The applicant and any person who made submissions or observations in writing to the Planning Authority in relation to this planning application may appeal this decision, in accordance with Section 37 (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, to An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 within a period of 4 weeks from the date of the decision by the Planning Authority.
• Further information in respect of making an appeal can be found by contacting:- The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Monday to Friday except on public holidays and other days on which the offices are closed). Tel: (01) 858 8100, Lo Call: 1890 275 175, Fax: (01) 872 2684, Web site: www.pleanala.ie, Email: bord@pleanala.ie.

A person may question the validity of any decision of the Planning Authority, or question the validity of any decision on an appeal by the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Any application for judicial review must be made within 8 weeks of the decision of the Board. It should be noted that any challenge taken under section 50 may question only the validity of the decision and the Courts do not adjudicate on the merits of the development from the perspectives of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and/or effects on the environment. Section 50A states that leave for judicial review shall not be granted unless the Court is satisfied that there are substantial grounds for contending that the decision is invalid or ought to be quashed.
• Further information in respect of the Judicial Review process can be found on the www.citizensinformation.i.e. Contact Lo Call 1890 777 121 or +353 21 452 1600 for details of the location and operating hours of your local Citizens Information Centre.

Disclaimer: The above is intended for information purposes. It does not purport to be a legally binding interpretation of the relevant provisions and it would be advisable for persons contemplating legal action to seek legal advice.

Signed: James Hayes
Staff Officer
Planning.
Date: 26/02/2021

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