Ecological studies commence.
Environmental studies take place to inform the location of a planned meteorological mast (met mast). A met mast informs the suitability of a site for potential wind farm development by measuring wind speed and wind direction.
80m met mast installed on the site. Ecological studies continue.
Community consultation commences.
Initial design and layout of the wind farm complete. Initial design shared with local community via virtual exhibition room.
Autumn / Winter 2021
Community consultation on initial design continued, with community information webinar held. Feedback from the community taken on board.
The met mast installed on the site is increased in height from 80m to 100m, in accordance with with planning permission.
Late Spring 2022
Consultation on second design iteration with the community. If Covid-19 restrictions allow it, the project team will be physically present in the community as much as possible.
Based on feedback from the second design iteration consultation and advanced study findings, the wind farm design and layout will be finalised, with a final community consultation undertaken before the planning application is prepared.
Anticipated time of planning submission to An Bord Pleanala.