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Refusal recommended on Kells solar power station

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A SENIOR civil servant has recommended refusal of a plan to build one of Ireland's largest solar power stations near Kells.
Peter May, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Infrastructure announced his opinion last week, much to the delight of KellsVocal, the local community group vehemently opposed to the plan.
The development was proposed on 160 acres of open undulating farmland in a ground mounted solar development that would span 1.2 miles in length, cross three roads and impact the residential amenity of over 60 adjacent rural dwellings.
The proposal was deemedregionally significant application due to its vast scale, so the decision was made by the Minister of Infrastructure, or, in the absence of Stormont, by the Permanent Secretary, Mr May.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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