The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is conducting a targeted review of its Wind Energy Development Guidelines in relation to noise, proximity and shadow flicker (public consultation ends February 21st 2014).
The relevant sections of the existing guidelines will be updated – here are the proposed changes.
There will also be a number of technical appendices developed over the coming months to assist planning authorities in relation to noise assessment, monitoring and the setting of planning conditions.
All other sections of the existing guidelines will be kept unchanged.
Revisions to the Guidelines are to be finalised and issued to planning authorities under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).