Council presentation on wind farm at Altaveedan

BALLYMONEY Borough Council has agreed to invite RES UK and Ireland to give a presentation on its proposals for a wind farm at Altaveedan.

During a recent Consultation Committee meeting, members heard that the RES UK and Ireland had given notice of the proposed new wind farm location.

The report explained: ‘The project lies in the townlands of Altaveedan North, Altaveedan South, Aldorough and Shelton South, approximately 2km from Loughguile, close to the border with Moyle District Council.

‘The company has requested the opportunity to present its proposals to Council. An exhibition has taken place in Loughguile which Alderman Frank Campbell attended.’

At the request of Alderman James Simpson, the Planning Officer clarified the policies in place for individual turbines and larger wind farms stating that individual applications are dealt with locally and larger sites are dealt with by Planning Service HQ.

He stated that there will be an eventual culminative impact on applications for wind turbines and farms which will need to be considered.

It was proposed by Cllr Bill Kennedy and seconded by Cllr Malachy McCamphill.