Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm

This extends from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and will have an adverse effect on Greystones, Bray Head & the Cliff Walk. The huge Dublin Array turbines are to be close to shore, 9 Km from the coast and will produce about 600MW. The photomontages of this are on their site   until 20th November and they are seeking feedback. I urge people to view this and give their views. This is close to the proposed Codling Windfarm which is less prominent, as it is further offshore, even though it generates twice as much power thus saving more carbon. The photomontages should be changed to include all windfarms off the coast as the combined visual effect is described as ‘adverse’ and ‘significant’ from Greystones. There is also no economic benefit for Greystones.

We need to save carbon but the development of a large windfarm with a smaller visual effect, well out to sea, should take priority over a small one with a larger visual effect. There should be a limit to the visual effect permitted in our towns and attractive coasts. The present consent system does not properly asses this. I have lobbied to get proper visual assessments included. It is also necessary for, Greystones, the nearest coastal area to the Codling to benefit and the new process must include that.

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