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15/04/2016

Appeal: Six-turbine wind farm refused in Ballymena

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SLEMISH MOUNTAIN

A commissioner has dismissed an appeal over a six-turbine 13.8 megawatt wind farm proposed for a site at Ballymena near Slemish Mountain, Northern Ireland, after concluding that the scheme would have an adverse effect on the landscape and the amenity of local residents.

The appeal site lies on the edge of the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s ‘Wind Energy in Northern Ireland’s Landscapes’ guidance, the Landscape Character Area describes the area as having “an important and prominent skyline”.

The commissioner handling the case, Mandy Jones, agreed with the council that .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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