As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 7 October 2018

Protection of rare bird of prey could halt Donegal wind farm

Irish Raptor Study Group seeking High Court order quashing decision to grant permission
Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 15:34
Ray Managh
The protection of one of Ireland’s rarest birds of prey could potentially stop the multi-million-euro development of a wind farm in Meenbog, Co Donegal.
The Irish Raptor Study Group, a voluntary organisation committed to the monitoring for conservation purposes of birds of prey, particularly the Hen Harrier and Buzzard throughout Ireland, has been granted leave to legally challenge An Board Pleanála’s approval of the development.
Mr Justice David Barniville said in the High Court Wednesday that on October 25th he would consider setting a date for a judicial review and directed that all parties have relevant documentation lodged in court by October 19th.
Barrister David Browne, who appeared with Fred Logue of FP Logue Solicitors for the Study Group, told the court his client was seeking an order quashing the planning board’s decision of June 25th last granting the developer Planree Limited planning permission.
Although the main thrust of the proceedings is against An Bord Pleanála the developer and Donegal County Council have been joined as notice parties.
Ryan Wilson-Parr, of Gleann Alainn, Drogheda, Co Louth, who is chairman of the bird protection group, claims the planning permission is contrary to the European Birds Directive and to the Planning and Development Act.

No comments:

Post a Comment