18 Aug 2022

Large solar farm granted planning permission - Kilkenny Live

Huge solar farm granted planning permission - Kilkenny Live

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A ten year planning permission application has been granted for the development of a  17.346 hectare solar farm on a site at Parksgrove and Ballyconra, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny.

Plans for the farm include solar panels fixed to ground mounted steel frames, an electricity control room, power inverter units, underground cable ducts, a security fence, solar powered CCTV and all associated works.

The solar farm will have an operational life of 40 years.

Some of the development is within the curtilage of Ballyconra House, a protected structure, and a Natura Impact Statement has been undertaken as part of the submission.

Kilkenny County Council granted planning permission on July 12, 2022.

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