Cllr. Lawless Lodges Submission Against Maighne Wind Farm

Cllr Lawless and Cllr Ward Inspect Mount Lucas Wind Farm

Cllr Lawless and Cllr Ward Inspect Mount Lucas Wind Farm

Cllr James Lawless has lodged his submission in objection to the proposed Maighne Wind Farm in North West Kildare this week. The submission to An Bord Pleanála comes as over 1000 families across Kildare submit their concerns. The 47x167m turbines are set to damage house prices, tourism, and the local economy if built. Cllr Lawless was one of the first councillors in Kildare to raise concerns about the Maighne Wind Farm at council level calling for a planning moratorium until the new planning guidelines were in place.

Submitting his objections this week Cllr Lawless cited “the premature nature of the building of the proposed wind farm given Kildare County Council are currently drawing up wind energy project guidelines and at government level a public consultation is still underway”.

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Doyle Calls For Urgent Traffic Calming Works At Johnstown Bridge and Kilshanroe

JohnstownbridgeLocal Election candidate Ben Doyle has called on Kildare County Council to urgently carry out Traffic Calming Works at Johnstown Bridge and Kilshanroe.

€143,000 was already provided to the Council for the proposed works by the Department of Transport in December 2013 but work has yet to begin on the Traffic Calming for the two villages.

Local residents are very concerned to the increase in traffic speed arising from recent works on the Edenderry to Enfield Road Improvement Scheme, which was officially opened on April 15th last.

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