Last Monday 23rd March was the final day for ABO Wind to lodge an Appeal against Wicklow County Council’s refusal to grant permission for the Ballymanus Wind Farm plan to erect twelve 150 metre high Industrial Wind Turbines.
SWWAG is delighted to announce that An Bord Pleanala reports that NO APPEAL had been received by the close of business last Monday, thus ensuring that Ballymanus Wind farm has been BLOWN AWAY! Once again we say THANK YOU to everyone for a magnificent effort in coming on board this campaign and staying with it.
YOU HAVE PROVED THAT AMAZING RESULTS DO HAPPEN WHEN ENOUGH PEOPLE DO ORDINARY THINGS EXTRAORDINARILY WELL.
Our Committee will meet shortly to determine how best to tidy up a few financial loose ends and to set out future short- and medium-term strategy. Once this is agreed we will arrange an Information Event to advise everyone and seek their support for it.
As regards strategy, until we know otherwise. there is nothing to prevent ABO Wind making a new application for a similar -but different project in the same locality. That possibility, and other possible applications in the wider locality –including applications for approval of Grid connection routes for BALLYCUMBER and RAHEENLEA (Croghan)- are reasons why SWWAG’s work is far from done and we therefore remain on full alert.
One thing is certain, “folding our tent and going away” is NOT an option!