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Meeting called in opposition to proposed Portarlington wind farm

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A meeting will take place tomorrow night in Portarlington after a planning application was made to build a wind farm near the town.

Offaly County Council is currently studying the planning application by Moanvane Windfarm Ltd, part of Element Power renewable energy company.

The application is for a wind farm of 12 turbines close to the Laois border, visible from Derryounce Lakes.

The planned turbines would have a tip height of 169 metres, 20 metres taller that Bord na Móna’s 28 turnbine windfarm in nearby Mount Lucas.

A post of the Love Port Facebook page called for locals to attend a meeting in the Community Centre.

It said: “This will have a huge impact on Portalington…especially around Derryounce Lake and the houses on Edenderry Rd and on towards Shandra.

“There will be a meeting with all info in the community centre on Wednesday night 8pm.

“It’s just trying to get the word out and get people’s attention. We have a very short time to get in submissions etc.”

The closing date for public submissions is October 11.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.