Tuesday, July 09, 2019

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Roscommon County Council to grant planning for a battery energy storage facility at Culleenatreen or Flagford, near Carrick-on-Shannon.

The decision has been made with revised conditions, but a report on the decision has yet to be published.

Planning had been granted by Roscommon County Council in June 2018.

However, local residents objected to the council’s planning approval, citing safety, noise and potential fire safety issues.

The application was for thirty-one forty foot rechargeable battery storage units as well as associated development of unit sub-stations.

The order was signed on Monday, July 1st.

The decision to appeal Roscommon County Council’s planning approval was made on June 28th last year.

There were a number of appellants to the planned development by Kinbrace Ltd.

The location of the planned facility is adjacent to the ESB sub-station at Flagford in North Roscommon, just off the main Carrick- on-Shannon to Elphin road.

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