Great blog from CAWT. Well done guys, and a well-deserved Happy New Year to you.
Following on from the very popular post of last year (see here), we have attempted to draw together details in relation to wind farm related cases in the Irish superior courts during 2015. One notable point is that there have been very few new cases begun in 2015. This is due to the fact that An Bord Pleanála is in a state of near paralysis when it comes to wind farm applications, with very significant delays the norm (in July 446 turbines were awaiting a decision). The table below gives you an idea of the dramatic halt placed on wind farm approvals, in particular the number of wind turbine planning approvals by An Bord Pleanála in 2015:
*the 2015 figures relate to decisions published by An Bord Pleanála at week 51.
In 2014 almost 75% of the 120…
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