McGrath welcomes wind farm rejection

South Tipperary Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision by Waterford County Council to refuse planning permission for the development of a wind farm in the area of Russlestown, Clonmel.

South Tipperary Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision by Waterford County Council to refuse planning permission for the development of a wind farm in the area of Russlestown, Clonmel.

An application for planning permission by Ecopower Developments Ltd to erect 9 wind turbines was been refused on Friday.

“While I am in favour of developing and expanding our renewable energy industries, I believe that for a development such as this to be successful there must be some community gain and there was no evidence of how this community would have gained from this development, ” he said