Project Update September 2018 – Notice of Site Works
As part of the proposed Cloncreen Wind Farm development, we will be carrying out site investigation work on Cloncreen bog. The purpose of this work is to assess the ground conditions at the locations of the 21 turbines, hardstands, access tracks, substations and sites of other structures.
The site investigation work will be carried out by a site investigation specialist supervised by Bord na Móna. Works are expected to commence on Monday 8th October 2018. It is proposed to carry out all site based activities within an 8 – 10-week period, subject to weather conditions.
Over the next few weeks, there will be a number of vehicle movements in the area to access the site and to deliver plant and equipment. Site access will be from the R402 [Main Edenderry to Tullamore road] and via the local road off the R402 at Rathvilla (access road to Lough Aisling). The site work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 8:00 hours and 18:00 hours, Monday to Friday. During this period, there will be between 8-10 workers on site daily.
Project Update May 2017
In May 2017, Bord na Móna Powergen received planning permission for the proposed Cloncreen Wind Farm.
Bord na Móna Powergen also received permission for a substation at two locations. We will only use one of these locations depending on where the project will get access to the National Grid. Please download map to see proposed locations.
There are no upcoming public events.
The Community Engagement Forum will continue to meet on an ongoing basis during the development of the project to ensure that community concerns, ideas, views and opinions on the proposed wind farm are raised and discussed with Bord na Móna.
Bord na Móna Powergen would like to thank everyone who attended the Public Consultations held in June/July 2015 and December 2015.