Roscommon Council grants conditional permission for Carrick-on-Shannon battery energy storage facility

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

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The ESB substation at Flagford, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon.

Roscommon County Council has granted conditional planning permission for a controversial battery energy storage facility at Cullenatreen/Flagford, Carrick-on-Shannnon.
Dublin based company, Kinbrace Ltd submitted the application to build the facility on a 3 hectare site in January this year.
The application sought planning for up to 31, 40-foot containers on the site and the associated development of unit substations, a 110kV substation, security fencing, cameras, a lighting mast and new site roads.
The development attracted significant opposition locally with more than 80 objections lodged during the planning process.
Concerns raised included the potential fire risk at the site; the visual impact of the development and possible noise pollution caused by the fans required to keep the lithium-ion batteries from over-heating.
Concerns were also raised regarding flooding in the area and the possible impact of the development on local wildlife.
Roscommon County Council  granted planning for the development subject to 13 conditions last Friday, June 1.

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