Posts Tagged ‘development plan’

Motion to Vary Kildare County Development Plan to Restrict Wind Farm Development

October 15, 2013

In a move replicating motions which have been passed by Westmeath and Offaly County Councils, Kildare County Council Labour Councillors have tabled a motion which seeks to vary the county development plan to include new policy restrictions on wind farm development.

The following motion in relation to wind farm development has been tabled:

“Councillors Browne, Byrne, Purcell, McGinley and Wall

That the council vary the Kildare County Development Plan 2011-2017; 18.9 Energy and Communications and 18.9.1 Wind Energy Proposals, to include the following:

–          A minimum set-back from a residence of 10 times the height of the turbine, where the turbine exceeds 100 metres. 

–          Any proposal must show consideration for its impact on indigenous industries within the county and any impact, if any, such a proposal might have.

–          Any proposal must consider the potential impact on the health and welfare, if any, of those living in the vicinity of the proposed development.”

This motion will come before the Full Council at the Council meeting on Monday 21st October.

‘South Kildare Against Spin’, a local group who have formed to tackle proposed new wind farm development in the south of the county, have urged support for the Labour Party Motion and have called on all members of Kildare County Council, irrespective of party affiliation, to support the above motion stating that:-<img title


Rural Dwellings for persons working in the Kildare Bloodstock Industry

January 11, 2010

The current Kildare County Development Plan contains a list of categories which people must qualify under if they are to obtain planning permission to build a house in the rural parts of the county (i.e. Local Need Categories).  One of the categories (Category No.2) specifically relates to the bloodstock industry.  It states that

“Persons whose full time employment is in the bloodstock industry, forestry or horticulture and who can demonstrate a need to live in a rural area in the immediate vicinity of their employment in order to carry out their employment and that they have been engaged in this form of employment for a period of over five years.” (more…)