Public Consultation on the revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines
Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment have published the revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines (WEDG) for public consultation.
Why we are launching this consultation?
A focused review of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines has been undertaken. A “preferred draft approach” to the review was announced in June 2017 by the then Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government in conjunction with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.
In line with the “preferred draft approach”, the current review is addressing a number of key aspects of the Guidelines including sound or noise, visual amenity setback, shadow flicker, consultation obligations, community dividend and grid connections. To enable focused input into the technical aspects of the revised Guidelines, the Department is interested in your views prior to finalisation.
How to get involved?
Make a Submission
The Department invites submissions on the Guidelines. The consultation period closes at 5pm on 19 February 2020. You can make a submission by:
Email to the following address only WEDGReview@housing.gov.ie; or
Writing to the following address:
WEDG Review Submissions,
Planning Policy and Legislation Section
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government,
Terms and Conditions
Respondents are advised that the Department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Data Protection legislation.
Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
What We Will Do With Your Response
Responses will inform the finalisation of the Guidelines which will be published and issued by the Minster for Housing, Planning and Local Government under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). Please note that submissions received will be made available on the Department’s website. In any event, all submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation. See also Private Statement under the Documents link above.