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Selected list - Our engagement with planning and development

processes in relation to wind energy development, 2010-2014


11 April 2014 - Proposed Variation No. 1 to the Clare County Development Plan 2011
2017
Authority: Clare County Council
Observation on the proposed Variation No. 1 to the Clare County Development Plan 2011
2017, to incorporate a Renewable Energy Strategy into the Clare County Development Plan.
20 March 2014 - Shanavogh/Coore wind farm appeal (PL03.239378)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Observations on the Natura Impact Statement received by An Bord Pleanla as part of the
Further Information response from McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd.
22 November 2013 - Renewable Energy Export Policy and Development Framework
Authority: Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Submission to the public consultation on the proposed Renewable Energy Export Policy and
Development Framework.
It comprised observations on several key environmental issues which, we proposed, should
form part of in the Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement which will accompany
the draft Renewable Energy Export Policy and Development Framework which, in turn, will
form part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA).
24 October 2013 - Shanavogh/Coore wind farm appeal (PL03.239378)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Submission in respect of the response by McMahon Finn Wind Acquisitions Ltd. to An Bord
Pleanlas request for Further Information.
13 February 2013 - Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006
Authority: Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Submission to technical update of the guidance on noise (including separation distance) and
shadow flicker in the Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006. (16 pages)
16 June 2012 - Communities for Responsible Engagement with Wind Energy
Authority: public information
Involvement in the establishment of the first Irish national agency for support of communities
confronted with industrial wind energy development in their neighbourhoods (C.R.E.W.E.)
Inaugural meeting in Strokestown on 16 June 2012.
http://www.crewe-ireland.org/index.php/community-supports
9 March 2012 - Renewable Energy Strategy for County Clare
Authority: Clare County Council
Submission to the pre-draft public consultation process in respect of a proposed Renewable
Energy Strategy for County Clare.
http://www.clarecoco.ie/planning/news/proposed-renewable-energy-strategy-for-county-
clare.html
20 February 2012 - Wind Turbines Bill 2012
Authority: public representatives
Lobbying of TDs to elicit their support for the Wind Turbines Bill 2012 which had been proposed
by Senator John Kelly.
http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2012/0912/b0912d.pdf
2 September 2011 - Shanavogh/Coore wind farm appeal (PL03.239378)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
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Observation in respect of appeal of Clare County Councils decision to refuse planning
permission for Shanavogh/Coore wind farm (P11/360). (38 pages)
22 August 2011 - FOI request to Clare County Council
Authority: Clare County Council
Request for information under the FOI (Freedom of Information Act, 1997) in respect of Clare
County Councils decision to designate particular areas as suitable for wind energy
development in Clare County Development Plan 2011-17.
22 August 2011 - AIE request to Clare County Council
Authority: Clare County Council
Request for information under AIE (European Communities Access to Information on the
Environment Regulations, 2007) in respect of the council's decision to designate certain areas
for pumped hydro (PHES) development in Clare County Development Plan 2011-17.
27 July 2011 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Observation in respect of West Clare Renewable Energy Ltd.s response to An Bord Pleanlas
request for Further Information. (4 pages)
25 July 2011 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Observation in respect of West Clare Renewable Energy Ltd.s response to An Bord Pleanlas
request for Further Information. (3 pages)
20 June 2011 - Shanavogh/Coore wind farm application (P11/360)
Authority: Clare County Council
Submission in respect of planning application for wind farm at Shanaway/Coore (P11/360). (8
pages)
21 May 2011 - Map of wind farms in county Clare
Authority: public information
Researched and created google map of wind farm developments at all planning stages in West
Clare.
https://maps.google.ie/maps/ms?
msid=216010133968113187921.0004a3c96bc528831dcfd&msa=0
16 May 2011 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS)
Representation to Dr Julie Fossitt of the NPWS regarding the diverse species protected by the
Habitats Directive impacted by the proposed development of the Slieve Callan wind farm. The
NPWS had been invited by An Bord Pleanla to comment on the appealed development. (25
pages)
March 2011 - Unauthorised development - anemometry mast
Authority: Clare County Council
Between February 2010 and March 2011, several objections to Clare County Council regarding
unauthorised development in the form of an anemometry mast at Coore West were submitted.
26 November 2010 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Observation in respect of An Taisces submission from 8 November 2010.
24 November 2010 - An Taisce Energy Forum 2010
Authority: An Taisce
Presentation at An Taisce Energy Forum 2010 on Public Consultation and Community Gain in
Croke Park as a community representative. Thirty key stakeholders from the energy, planning,
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community (farming, environment, local) and academic sectors attended. Proposal of a tool kit
for communities faced by projected industrial wind energy development in their
neighbourhoods.
7 November 2010 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Observation in respect of West Clare Renewable Energy Ltd.s response to appeal of Clare
County Councils decision to grant planning permission to Slieve Callan wind farm. (26 pages)
26 October 2010 - Amendments to Clare CDP
Authority: Clare County Council
Submission to the public consultation on proposed Amendments to Clare CDP in respect of
pumped hydro (PHES) and industrial wind energy development.
12 October 2010 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Observation in respect of An Taisces appeal of Clare County Councils decision to grant
planning permission to Slieve Callan wind farm. (19 pages)
28 September 2010 - Shanavogh/Coore wind farm application (P11/360)
Authority: Clare County Council
Objection to proposed development of a wind farm at Shanavogh/Coore by McMahon Finn
Wind Acquisitions Ltd.
13 September 2010 - Slieve Callan wind farm appeal (PL03.237524)
Authority: An Bord Pleanla
Appeal of Clare County Councils decision to grant planning permission to Slieve Callan wind
farm. (28 pages)
9 August 2010 - Draft North Clare Local Area Plan
Authority: Clare County Council
Submission to the public consultation on the Draft North Clare Local Area Plan, 2011-17.
8 August 2010 - Slieve Callan wind farm application (P10/09)
Authority: Clare County Council
Observation in respect of West Clare Renewable Energy Ltd.s response to Clare County
Councils request for Further Information. (13 pages)
8 February, 2010 - Slieve Callan wind farm application (P10/09)
Authority: Clare County Council
Objection to proposed development of wind farm on Slieve Callan by West Clare Renewable
Energy Ltd. (8 pages)
6 April 2010 - Draft Clare County Development Plan 2011-2017
Authority: Clare County Council
Submission to the public consultation on the Draft Clare CDP 2011-17.
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