Sligo, Leitrim councils considering Croagh windfarm project

A group campaigning to stop the development of a windfarm on Corry Mountain on the Sligo/Leitrim border has described it as ‘grossly inappropriate industrial development.’

Wind Aware Dromahair is opposed to Coillte’s proposed Croagh Windfarm, which claims the proposed turbines would totally dominate and alter the local landscape.

Wind Aware Dromahair spokeswoman Adrienne Diamond says there’s now under a week left for people to lodge objections:

A spokesperson for Coillte said the planning application for Croagh Wind Farm was submitted to both Leitrim and Sligo County Council’s last month and that it is not its practice to comment on submissions while they are in the course of being determined.

The spokesman said the application followed an extensive two year-long community engagement programme which actively sought input from the local communities, and particularly those living closest to the proposed wind farm site.

For Croagh Wind Farm, Coillte says it has adopted a best-in-class and conservative approach for all aspects of the project from air and climate considerations to visual and noise impact to potential soils effect.