Offaly Co Council Urges Caution On Wind Farms

A "precautionary approach" to large-scale wind farms has been urged by Offaly County Council in a submission to the Department of the Environment, who are currently carrying out a review of wind energy guidelines.

It is understood that Offaly is one of several midland counties begin considered as a possible site for a major wind energy export project, which would supply electricity to the National Grid in England.

However, the planning office of Offaly County Council have cautioned that the impact of large-scale wind turbines on noise sensitive areas remains "relatively untested".


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