Labour to debate restrictions on wind turbine development: Irish Independent, 25 May 2015

The Labour parliamentary party will this week debate proposals to introduce new restrictions on the development of wind turbines close to people’s homes.

TDs and senators are demanding changes in “set-back distances” and the introduction of a cap on the size of turbines.

Environment Minister Alan Kelly is understood to be considering plans to increase the distance required between homes and turbines from 500m to 700m.

The Labour deputy leader is expected to bring in changes to planning guidelines after serious concern was raised by a number of TDs and senators.

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