170 hectare Drumree solar farm plans lodged

Plans for a large solar farm development in Drumree covering over 170 hectares have been lodged with Meath County Council.

Energia Solar Holding Limited is seeking permission for a Solar PV Energy Development with a total site area of 171.34ha with a 40 year operational period on lands at Culmullin, Curraghtown, Cultromer, Gaulstown, Bogganstown, Cullendragh, Drumree.

The proposed development includes solar panels mounted on steel support structures, associated cabling and ducting, 47 MV power stations, three client substations, three temporary construction compounds, tracks, boundary security fencing and security gates, CCTV, landscaping and ancillary works. A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) accompanies the application.

Submissions can be made on the development up to 22nd December and a decision on the application is due on 21st January next.