An Bord Pleanála clears way for 300-acre solar farm in Meath

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to plans for a solar farm across a 300-acre site on farm land outside Kells in Co Meath.

The appeals board has granted planning permission to Harmony Solar Meath Ltd to erect up to 734,000sq m of solar photovoltaic panels on ground-mounted steel frames on two parcels of land at Milltown and Moyagher Lower, Cortown, Kells.

The solar farm will be allowed to operate over 35 years after the board concluded that the scheme “would make a positive contribution to Ireland’s renewable energy requirements”.

Source: Irish Times