Donegal wind farm planning details in 2014

There were a total of 31 planning applications, dealing with wind farms and ancillary developments in Donegal concluded during 2014.  Of these applications four were deemed invalid and a further four were withdrawn.  Of the four withdrawals three were withdrawn by the applicant and one was deemed withdrawn as further information was not received within the specified time frame.

The high-level figures indicate that in 2014 with respect to Donegal permission was granted for 94 turbines & associated works; 2 individual substations; 2 individual wind masts; 1 38kv line and an access road; and refused for 19 turbines.

Donegal County Council were responsible for granting permission for 84 turbines with An Bord Pleanála granting permission for 10 of the permitted turbines.  Of those refused permission Donegal County Council refused 16 in 2014 and An Bord Pleanála refusing 16.  There is a cross over from 2013 applications but a total of 19 turbines were refused.

Of the turbines granted permission 25 were extensions of duration (of about to expire planning consents) and 43 turbines had amendments made to their planning permissions.  Of these amendments 2 were for height extensions and 41 had amendments made to the permitted timings of the proposed construction works.

There was also one decision in relation to the pre-application consultation on a Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) by An Bord Pleanála the now 51 turbine development proposed by Planree Ltd. (previously mooted as 45 turbines) was declared an SID and can now bypass Donegal County Council planners.

One final, yet interesting point, is that there are redacted documents on two planning applications see below Derrykillew (withdrawn) and Clogheravaddy (refused).  No explanation has been provided by Donegal County Council as to why such public documents have been redacted.

Note: current live applications for wind farms and ancillary developments in Donegal can be found here.

Table of Donegal wind farm and ancillary development planning applications

concluded in 2014 

Name Location Turbines Reference no. Type of App. Status Decision Due Date
Declan Clarke Crockbrackhill

Moville

Substation DCC: 13/51462 Full PP/Mod. GRANTED 9 January 2014
Declan Clarke Crockbrackhill

Moville

2 DCC: 14/50014 Amend height REFUSED 6 March 2014
Declan Clarke Kinnagoe bay

Inishowen

2 DCC: 14/50368 Amendheight INVALID 30 April 2014
Declan Clarke Crockbrackhill

Moville

2

DCC: 14/50014

ABP: PL05E.243207

Amend height GRANT 5 August 2014
Declan Clarke Crockbrackhill

Moville

2 DCC: 14/51131 Amend height INVALID 10 November 2014
Derrykillew Community Windfarm Limited Derrykillew

Ballyshannon

5 DCC: 14/50394 Full PP WITHDRAWN 14 May 2014
ESB Networks Rossiger

Stranorlar

38kV line DCC: 14/50172 Extend Duration GRANT 3 April 2014
ESB Wind Development Limited

Bradlieve Windfarm

Ballymagroarty

Ballintra

7

DCC: 12/50652

ABP: PL05E.242411

Full PP REFUSED 24 January 2014
FahanWind Ltd Upper Illies

Buncrana

2 DCC: 14/51149 Full PP GRANTED 23 November 2014
Highland Wind Energy Lurganboy

Rathmullen

4 DCC: 14/50292 ExtendDuration GRANTED 17 April 2014
Island Seafoods Killybegs 1 DCC: 14/51410 Full PP INVALID 10 December 2014
Maas Wind Ltd Loughderryduff

Maas

Substation DCC: 14/50553 Full PP GRANT 3 July 2014
Maas Wind Ltd Loughderryduff

Maas

Access Road DCC: 14/51187 AmendAccess road GRANTED 20 November 2014
Meenbane

Michael Magee

Meenbane

Ballybofey

3 DCC: 12/50583 Full PP WITHDRAWN 5 June 2014
M.D. South Windfarm Limited Lough Cuill

Meenadreen & Croaghnameal

11

DCC:12/50866

ABP: PL05E.242056

Full PP GRANT = 8

REFUSE = 3

No date available
North West Wind Ltd Loughderryduff

Maas, Glenties

11 DCC: 14/50070 Ext. of time GRANTED 13 February 2014
Planree Ltd Carrckduff Hill

Lismullyduff

Ballybofey –

Killygordan

51 ABP: PL05.PC0170 Pre-appconsultation Is Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) 4 December 2014
Pro Power EnergyLimited Inishowen West 2 DCC: 12/50488 Full PP GRANT = 1

REFUSED = 1

13 February 2014
REACT Energy Ltd Altilow

Donegal Town

6

DCC: 14/50326

ABP: PL05E.243413

Full PP REFUSED 1 May 2014
Reforce Energy Limited Meenybraddan

Croagh

1 DCC: 13/51189 Full PP DEEMED

WITHDRAWN

19 May 2014
SSE & Coillte Cark 15 DCC: 13/51609 Full PP GRANT 13 February 2014
SSE & Coillte Carrickalangan

Drumkeen

Windmast DCC: 13/51271 Retention GRANTED 21 March 2014
SSE & Coillte Killymasny

Drumkeen

Windmast DCC: 13/51346 Retention GRANTED 21 March 2014
Three Trees Wind Energy Limited Three Trees

Quigley’s Point

5 DCC: 13/51550 Ext. of time GRANTED 23 January 2014
Three Trees Wind Farm Glackmore Hill

Quigley’s Point

5 (2) DCC: 13/50149 Ext. of time GRANTED 23 January 2014
Windgeneration Ireland Ltd Meenadreen

extension

5 DCC: 14/51229 Amend construction condition GRANTED 4 December 2014
Windgeneration Ireland Ltd Croaghnameal 8 DCC: 14/51228 Amend construction condition GRANTED 4 December 2014
Windgeneration Ireland Ltd Straness 28 DCC: 14/50467 Amend construction condition INVALID 25 April 2014
Windgeneration Ireland Ltd Straness 28 DCC: 14/50508 Amend construction condition WITHDRAWN 20 June 2014
Windgeneration Ireland Ltd Straness 28 DCC: 14/50777 Amend construction condition GRANTED 21 August 2014
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