Help protect our unspoilt South Wicklow Environment, Wildlife and Homes
- Wicklow County Council & An Bord Pleanala
Residents of the R747 road corridor area, located between Aughrim and Tinahely in South Co. Wicklow are opposed to the application by ABO Wind Ireland Limited/Ballymanus Wind Farm for Planning Permission for 12x 150 metre high Industrial Wind Turbines in their immediate neighbourhood.
This area, which blends undulating farmland with mixed wooded upland, is home to approximately 150 families -all of whom depend for their water supply on the aquifer located within the immediate area of the proposed the wind farm-, as well as a diverse range of flora and fauna. In addition the target area offers an abundance of majestic, entirely unspoiled, scenic views in all directions and forms the central part of a varied but unified Visual Amenity of the very highest order, running in a westerly direction from Woodenbridge for a distance of approximately 25km.
The imposition on this landscape of an industrial Electricity Generating facility in the form of a cluster of wind turbines, each equivalent in height to that of a 50 storey building, would permanently destroy the integrity of an idyllic, bio-diverse mixed woodland environment and would transform it into a visibly obtrusive, rural equivalent of a high density urban industrial estate.
THIS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO OCCUR.
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SWWAG South Wicklow Wind Action Group
We the undersigned friends and supporters of SWWAG (South Wicklow Wind Action Group) call upon Wicklow County Council and An Bord Pleanala to refuse any application which may be made for planning permission to erect wind turbines at any location overlooking the R747 road corridor between Aughrim and Tinahely.
The Help protect our unspoilt South Wicklow Environment, Wildlife and Homes petition to Wicklow County Council & An Bord Pleanala was written by SOUTH WICKLOW WIND ACTION GROUP and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.