Bord na Móna is proposing to develop a wind farm on Littleton Bog located in County Tipperary. The proposed development will be known as Littleton Wind Farm.
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The proposed turbines will have an overall blade tip height of up to 200 metres.
The turbine layout has been designed with a minimum setback distance of 4 times the tip height (800 metres) to the nearest house.
It is envisaged that a planning application will be lodged in 2024 for the proposed development. It is intended to submit the planning permission application directly to An Bord Pleanála, under the provisions of the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006. An initial approach is therefore being made to An Bord Pleanála seeking a determination in relation to the Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) status, or otherwise, of the proposed wind farm development.
Littleton Bog compromises of circa 1,020 hectares. Only approximately 5% of this area will be used for turbine bases, crane hard-standings and access tracks, so much of the land area will not be required by the development. This means that it can be utilised for other purposes, such as biodiversity and amenity.
The electricity generated by the turbines will be transmitted directly onto Ireland’s National Grid which is managed by EirGrid for distribution around the country. The proposed development will make a significant contribution to Irelands Climate Action Plan 2019, which has a set a target of 8.2GW of onshore wind capacity by 2030.
The project team is conducting a number of onsite surveys including ecology surveys, ornithology surveys, heritage surveys and site investigation work. In addition to these site works, we are in the process of preparing the final wind turbine layout and a high level amenity plan for publication in 2024.