Planning Applications Received with EIS

File ref: 20/7:

Booth Precast Products Ltd
Develop a total area of 8.5 hectares comprising of the following: Removal of existing stand of trees, vegetation and overburden; Extraction of underlying sand and gravel; Upgrading of existing entrance and sight lines to include removal of boundary vegetation; Construction of screening berms; Erection of an office/canteen and wheelwash; Landscaping and restoration of the site; All associated ancillary facilities/works; The applicant is seeking a 20 year permission as part of the planning application; The application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) at Knocknamoe & Ballymullen townlands, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

File ref: 20/78:

Statkraft Ireland Limited

Construct up to 8 no. wind turbines with a tip height of up to 185 metres and all associated foundations and hardstanding areas; 1 no. on-site electrical substation; 1 no. temporary construction compound; all associated underground electrical and communications cabling connecting the turbines to the proposed on-site electrical substation; provision of new site access tracks and upgrading of existing access tracks and associated drainage; erection of 1 no. permanent meteorological mast of up to 110m in heights; works to facilitate the delivery of turbines adjacent to the N80 within the townlands of Dernacart and Forest Upper to include the laying of temporary surfacing; tree felling; and all associated site development works, ancillary works and equipment. Permission is sought for a period of 10 years and an operational life of 30 years from the date of commissioning of the entire wind farm. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development at Townlands of Dernacart, Forest Upper & Forest Lower, Co. Laois

File ref: 20/281:

Boolyvannnan Renewable Ltd.

Installation of approximately 4.6 kilometers (‘km’) of underground cables within Carlow County Council (‘CCC’) boundary and approximately 2.0km within Laois County Council (‘LCC’) boundary with a voltage of up to 38 kilovolts and associated works, including a new substation with LCC, for the connection of the consented Bilboa Wind Farm (Planning Register References : Carlow County Council 11/154; An Bord Pleanala PL 01.240245) to the national electricity grid; upgrading of an existing forestry track within CCC; construction of two new onsite access track within CCC; reorientation and increasing in size of a crane hardstanding area within CCC; and road strengthening and widening along an updated turbine delivery route, within LCC, pursuant to the consented Bilboa Wind Farm (Planning Register References: Carlow County Council 11/154; An Bord Pleanala PL 01.240245). The application is accompanied by a Planning Report, Environmental Impact Assessment Report and a Natura Impact Statement at townlands of Rossmore and Clogrennan, Co. Laois