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Appeal: Evishagaran wind turbines can be suitably absorbed into landscape


Fourteen wind turbines have been allowed at the townlands of Evishagaran and Cruckanim, near Dungiven in Northern Ireland, after a commissioner decided that the turbines could be accommodated in the landscape of the Sperrins Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (SAONB).

Commissioner JB Martin noted that the SAONB contains “large expanses of moorland penetrated by narrow glens and deep valleys”. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s main concern with the scheme was its intrusion into what it considers to be an area of “empty wilderness”, having a particular impact on the character of the Benbradagh summit.

But Martin noted that there was ev.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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