Anti-pylons meeting on Friday night in Carrick-on-Suir

The Carrick-on-Suir Against Pylons Group is organising a public information meeting this Friday night (November 15) on the proposed €500m Grid Link powerline project and how it will potentially impact on communities surrounding the town.

The Carrick-on-Suir Against Pylons Group is organising a public information meeting this Friday night (November 15) on the proposed €500m Grid Link powerline project and how it will potentially impact on communities surrounding the town.

The meeting will be addressed by a number of guest speakers and takes place in the Strand Theatre at 8pm. The organisers are appealing to the town’s residents to attend.

Tony Power of the Carrick Against Pylons Group said the meeting’s purpose is to make the people of Carrick aware that one of the proposed ikm wide route corridors Eirgrid is considering for the Grid Link line passes very close to their doorsteps.

He said there was still many people in the Carrick area, who were not aware that 140-150ft high pylons carrying this powerline could be visible from the town if the K9 corridor is chosen by Eigrid for part of this 400kv powerline.

The K9 route corridor travels from Mahon Bridge up to Rathgormack and onto Millvale, Coolnamuck and across the River Suir to Ballinagrana and out to Tinvane and Piltown.

Mr Power said if the K9 route was chosen, the powerline would cross the River Suir on the Clonmel side of Miloko factory. It would also be located within 1km of the new Comeragh College at Tinvane, the planning application for which is with the Town Council.

He said it was vitally important that local people made their concerns about the powerline’s visual impact on the landscape, on property, local ecology and public health known to Eirgrid by lodging submissions by the deadline date of November 26.

“We will have submission forms at the public meeting and we will be giving advice on how best to fill out the forms,” he said.

For more information long onto the Carrick-on-Suir Against Pylons Facebook page.