first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Major wind farm near Barnesmore Gap set to get go-ahead By News Highland – January 2, 2019 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp A multi-million euro wind farm near Barnesmore Gap is set to get the go-ahead.It’s after a High Court Legal Challenge to the development was withdrawn.The objections had been launched by the Irish Raptor Study Group over concerns about the impact of the development on Hen Harriers in the area.The 19-turbine wind farm development at Meenbog near Barnesmore Gap had initially been under threat following concerns over the possible impact on the breeding of the Hen Harrier bird species in the area.The plans had been subject to 250 objections from surrounding communities, with the Irish Raptor Study Group launching a legal challenge which came before the High Court in December, welcomed by local group Finn Valley Wind Action.In a statement, the Irish Raptor Study group confirmed it had withdrawn the court challenge with An Bord Planala granting planning permission to Cork-based company Planree Limited to move forward with the development. Facebook Previous articleAll Donegal routes to be gritted from 6pmNext articleHouse prices expected to rise by around 5 per cent News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more