Community Consultation

Galetech Energy Developments Ltd., Co.Cavan, are developing plans for a proposed wind farm in the townland of Knocknabranagh & Knockbaun, Co.Carlow and Coolcullen, Co.Kilkenny.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in line with government guidance, we have cancelled all face-to-face consultations and door-to-door visits, until the restriction on movement has ended. We are committed however to keeping communities safe while still communicating with them about our proposed project.

 

As a result, the White Hill Wind farm project team is exploring every opportunity at this early design stage to continue with their engagement with the local community by providing information and answering any questions the general public may have using our freepost, freephone and online services as listed:

 

• We posted a pre-paid envelope and a comment card for you to fill out and to send back to us with an option to request a follow-up telephone call or email reply from one of our team. Download Here 

 

• We have a freephone number 1800 140 240, which you can dial free of charge to request a call back from the project team.

 

• We also commit to post regular updates on our new project website at www.whitehillwindfarm.ie/updates

 

As part of our pre planning and planning process, we will engage and consult fully with all the community at each stage. We appeal to the local community to have their say at this early stage of the development so as to maximise the project benefits to the neighbouring community. 

We will be sharing a road map of the planning process and consultation on our website in April.

 

There is a substantial community fund administered in accordance with Wind Energy Ireland (WEI) best practice and grants will be made available after one year of wind farm operation.

We will post answers to the most commonly asked questions on the White Hills website over time and will keep it updated on a regular basis.

An example of a question a lot of people have asked is when would we be submitting a planning application for the project? That will not be until Spring 2022.

 

We’re at a very early design stage and want to engage with the local community of the proposed site and beyond.

White Hill wind farm will play it’s part in assisting in Ireland’s commitment to increase it’s renewable energy sources in the post 2020 period, with the Government pledging to generate 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 forming part of the new climate action plan.

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any queries you may have and hopefully meet you all on a one to one basis, door to door, in the not too distant future when Covid restrictions are lifted