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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Prosperous – Not the Case in Terms of Public Infrastructure

Naoise on the street in Prosperous

Naoise on the street in Prosperous

Prosperous is falling behind other towns in Kildare in terms of infrastructure, amenities and services. With a population of over 2,500, the town should have basic amenities but this is not the case.

Fianna Fáil Rep, Naoise Ó Cearúil stated that “The situation in Prosperous is beyond a joke at this stage. There are no simple facilities for families or for residents of the town such as picnic benches, a playground or adequate lighting”.

The main amenity in the town is a footpath that surrounds the town and this is where the majority of people go for a walk. However this walk is posing a risk as there is no lighting on the footpath and an accident is sure to occur if this is not resolved.

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