Planning Permission granted for County Cork Solar Array

Cork County Council have issued a notification of grant of planning permission for a 5.9MW Solar PV array at Coumaclovane, Macroom, Co. Cork. The decision notification issued on 1st November, after McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan had prepared and handled the application over the previous months.

The development comprises the provision of 37,800 sq. m of Solar PV panels within an overall site area of approx. 13.6 Ha (34 acres). The proposal also includes the provision of associated control cabins, inverter units, security fencing, underground cabling, site entrance, CCTV stands and landscaping.

The planning authority took account of various issues in their assessment of the planning application including natural heritage, traffic and archaeology. This planning permission and the future development of the solar array will contribute to Ireland meeting its International and European obligations in relation to carbon emissions and renewable energy.

McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Limited is delighted to have led this project through the design and planning process to a final decision to grant by Cork County Council.

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