An Taisce has considered the Stage 1 Report provided for this consultation period and has identified the lack of integration of the proposal with:

  1. National energy policy (where an over-arching strategy has yet to be drafted and subject to an assessment including provision for a public consultation)

  2. The European Landscape Convention

  3. EU and national policy and legislation on natural and built heritage

  4. Compliance with International Conventions and the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

We further note the lack of compliance of the approach taken on this project to date with the Aarhus Convention1 (and arguably the Espoo Convention2), both of which Ireland is a signatory to, and has ratified.

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