Up to 43 wind turbines could be constructed in the area over the next few years based on current proposals. Here is everything you need to know.
Bracklyn Wind Farm
In July 2022, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the construction of nine (9) 185m turbines on a site at Bracklyn.
Planners conceded that the development will have a significant impact within a 5km radius of the site but that the “visual impact had to be assessed against renewable energy targets”.
For further information, please visit https://www.bracklynwindfarm.ie
Bord na Móna Wind Farm
Bord na Móna has announced that it intends to press ahead with plans to construct twenty six (26) turbines with a maximum height of 200m on lands adjacent to the Bracklyn Wind Farm development. A planning application will be lodged shortly.
This development will directly impact the townlands of Lisclogher Great, Cockstown, Clonmorrill,
Clonleame, Bracklin, Craddanstown, Killagh, Grange More and Riverdale in County Westmeath and the townlands of Clondalee More, Derryconor, Clonycavan, Robinstown, Coolronan, Doolystown and Moyfeagher in County Meath.
For further information, please visit https://www.ballivorwindfarmplanning.ie
Knockanarragh Wind Farm
Statkraft Ireland Ltd. is proposing construction of eight (8) turbines of up to 180m on land at Rosmead, Delvin.
Despite a full website being in place, many residents that would be directly impacted by this plan were unaware this was coming before details were shared on the Delvin Westmeath Facebook Page.
For further information, please visit https://knockanarraghwindfarm.ie
The Delvin Raharney Ballivor Wind Action Group was established to fight back against these developments. You can find their details here: Say No To Turbines | Facebook