The proposed Cloncreen Wind Farm will be developed on Cloncreen bog located in Co. Offaly. It is proposed that the wind farm will consist of 21 turbines.
It is not determined at this stage where the project will connect into the National Grid, therefore Bord na Móna has chosen two potential sub-station locations. If the wind farm is constructed only one sub-station will be built. The layout of the wind farm has also been developed with reference to the following criteria:
The proposed setback distance in the 2013 draft wind energy development guidelines is 500m. Due to a combination of constraints, the distance to the nearest house from a turbine on the proposed layout is in excess of 700m.
The layout has been designed to meet the 2013 draft wind energy development guidelines proposed 40 dB (A) noise limit value.
The nearest turbine will be more than 2km from the village core – in accordance with the Offaly County Development Plan 2014 – 2020.
A setback distance of 2.7 km from the centre of the runway has been applied.