It is believed Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly wants to increase the set-back between wind turbines and homes.
Minister Kelly is proposing a set-back of 700m, a significant increase on the 500m restriction which currently exists.
He is due to publish new planning guidelines on wind farms shortly, RTÉ’s This Week programme revealed. This comes after a consultation process which received more than 7,000 submissions. A number of concerns were also raised by TDs and senators.
The proposal also includes a “height to distance matrix”. This means the higher the turbine is, the greater the distance it must be from a residential dwelling.
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