NO TO CROAGH WINDFARM

NO TO CROAGH WINDFARM

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Carla D started this petition to Board of Directors (Coillte, Dublin Road, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, A63 DN25)

We live in Leitrim, Dromahair/Drumkeeran area, North West Ireland. Lovely Leitrim is one of the most rural, beautiful counties in Ireland.

Our neighbours are mainly farmers, living here for generations, caring for the land, their animals and each other. In the last 30 years or so, others have chosen this area to create their eco friendly dream homes, either building new or restoring old homes with sensitivity to the land that inspires them. Families, Farmers, Artists, Writers, Film Makers, Musicians, Craft People and Gardeners spanning the generations, living a simple life with a strong connection to their land; THIS IS OUR COMMUNITY.


We already have more than our fair share of industrial wind turbines (100m high turbines) in operation within our community spread across the mountains right next to Heritage bogland areas, currently home to rare species such as the HEN HARRIER and CORNCRAKE.


Then COILLTE came !!! (State owned commercial forestry business in Ireland )


Recently Coillte, have told us of their plans to erect 10 additional giant turbines (168 meters high) very close to over 50 of our neighbours’ homes. If Coillte’s planned development goes ahead, our health, homes, wildlife, habitats, bogs and waterways will be at risk. People’s dreams of creating a simpler life in an inspirational landscape will be shattered. House values will plummet, as who would buy a house near these monster turbines? Locating this industry in an otherwise un-spoiled landscape will also threaten our growing tourism sector, which alongside farming supports a majority of people in Leitrim. These huge turbines will be visible for miles around the North Leitrim / Sligo areas and will only open the door to more being built here in the future.


We have set up a group (Leitrim Wind Industry Awareness) to create awareness in the wider community, informing politicians and national media and submitting a strong community objection to Coillte’s proposed development.
Our facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/leitrimwia and here you can find out more about the planned development and keep up to date with any new news regarding the proposed wind farm.


We do not want these proposed giants built near our homes and community and would urge ‘the powers that be’ to consider other less disruptive technologies.
NO TO CROAGH WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT, NO TO INAPPROPRIATE PLANNING !

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