2019/C004 - Elgin Energy Esco Ltd - Kells Solar Farm

29 June 2021

Appeal Reference:                       2019/C004

Appeal by:                                     Elgin Energy Esco Ltd

Proposed Development:            Construction and operation of a solar farm. Development comprises photo-voltaic panels on mounting frames; 1 No. substation; 18 No. Inverter stations; 21 No. CCTV cameras (3m high poles); 2.45m high perimeter fence; upgrading of 2 No. existing accesses onto Whappstown Road; internal service tracks; 2 No. temporary construction compounds; and additional landscaping to augment existing.

Location:                                        Lands extending NW and SE of Whappstown Road Moorefields Castlegore Ballymena. Lands to the SE of Whappstown Road surrounding No. 11 Whappstown Road and approximately 100m south of No. 19 Whappstown Road 150m west of No. 20 Speerstown Road and 290m northwest of No. 93 Tildarg Road. Lands located NW of Whappstown Road beginning approximately 120m north of No. 16 Whappstown Road 20m east of No. 7 Ross Lane and 190m southeast of No. 6 Craigstown Road.

Planning Authority:                     Strategic Planning Division ( DFI)

Planning Ref:                                 LA03/2015/0234/F

The remote hearing for the above appeal has been reconvened for 1st and 2nd July at 10:00am.

The Commission has set up a YouTube channel to live stream the hearings sessions.  A link for those wishing to view the sessions is available below.

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