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The Kilkenny County Development Plan 2020-2026 has a vital role to play in establishing the land-use planning framework for renewable energy and in cascading key national energy and climate policy priorities to the local level. If Ireland is to achieve its binding commitments, it is absolutely essential that long term policy certainty is provided in order to maintain and stimulate investment in appropriately located renewable energy technologies.
The Wind Energy Development Guidelines for Planning Authorities 2006, issued under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), are very clear that planning authorities must prepare and adopt policies that will maximise the contribution that wind energy can make in meeting overall binding EU commitments in relation to renewable energy generation.
Therefore, we request that Kilkenny County Council, through the Kilkenny County Development Plan 2020-2026 remain positively disposed towards the provision of renewable energy, and in particular the development of suitability located onshore wind energy projects.
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