Udarás na Gaeltachta will hold a public consultation event on Thursday 10, February from 2.00pm to 8.00pm in Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair, to examine the possibility of developing a 5 MW photovoltaic park on the edge of the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park. In attendance will be representatives from Tobin Consulting Engineers who are the appointed planning consultants. At the event the project plans and maps will be available to view. This event will form the public consultation process on the project which is in advance of applying for planning permission.
All members of the public are invited to this public information / consultation event.
As well as Údarás na Gaeltachta there are 6 other community organisations involved with this project:
• Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair
• Coiste Forbartha Dobhair
• Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair
• Coiste Forbartha Cnoc Fola
• Coiste Forbartha Dhún Luiche
• Ionad Cois Locha, Dún Luiche
This would allow the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park to become self-sustainable and energy efficient while using renewable solar energy and lowering their carbon footprint. This in turn could increase the local community economy. This is in line with Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Strategy 2021-2025 under the ‘Green Gaeltacht’ strategic goal.