Save Gougane Barra

A local development group are challanging the permission granted to build a wind farm overlooking one of the most scenic areas of West Cork.

Exciting news

We have been granted leave to seek Judicial Review v An Bord Pleanála by Mr Justice Meenan

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What happened

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the 178m-high windfarm by overturning Cork County Council's refusal of permission , and ignored the advice of their own Senior Inspector.

What does the wind farm include

The planned development would involve the construction of the biggest wind turbines ever proposed for County Cork. Supporting infrastructure would include a 38kV electricity substation, battery banks, quarries, deforestation, access roads, site drainage and widening of an access junction on the Shehy Mountains overlooking Gougane Barra and the Pass of Keimaneigh

What we need to do to prevent this development

Following legal advice, local community members have decided to apply to the high court for judicial review of this controversial decision through the local Ballingeary development group, Coiste Forbartha Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh CLG.

How much must be raised

The cost of judicial review in the high court is 95,000 euros. The money needs to be raised urgently.

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