Wind farm planning process excludes public, claims engineer – Independent, 14 April 2014

High Court hears claim proposed Co Meath farm will impact environment and health.

It is alleged An Bord Pleanála decided the proposed development has “strategic infrastructural status” which means a planning application can be made directly to the board with no public involvement in the environmental-impact assessment.

An engineer opposed to a proposed wind farm in Co Meath claims the development has a “fundamentally unfair” planning procedure. He said there is no public involvement in the environmental-impact assessment.

John Callaghan fears the development of 46 turbines on land near his home at Kells, Co Meath, will adversely impact on the environment as well as the health and development of his autistic son.

Click here to read the full article: Irish Times, 14 April 2014