Planning permission for 50-acre solar farm in Co Meath refused

Planners say project would unacceptably impact on area’s archaeological heritage

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a 50-acre solar farm on a site in Kilbrew, Co Meath. File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a 50-acre solar farm on a site in Kilbrew, Co Meath. File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision by Meath County Council and refused planning permission for a 50-acre solar farm on a site in Kilbrew, Co Meath.

It said the 12.5mw project, proposed by the Dublin- based Power Capital renewable energy group, would have “an unacceptable impact on the archaeological and cultural heritage” of a nearby monument.

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