We worked with the wind energy company to understand the roots of the local opposition to their previous proposal and to identify a project that could get its planning permission. This project was also used to understand the shortfalls of how the wind energy sector socially engages. The new project received planning, became one of Amazon’s renewable energy projects but also resulted in environmentally devastating mudslides impacting both Donegal and Tyrone. This project also informed the work undertaken for the creation of guidance to earn local support for energy projects in Ireland.
Wind farm project with refused planning redesigned and permitted