TOURISTS HATE TURBINES
‘The fact that people and communities are denied proper due process only confirms that no lessons have been learned.
When the renewable… energy strategy was adopted for the county, reassurances were given that the proposed wind farms would be of a size and scale that would not compromise or injure the natural amenity of Mayo, but recent proposals by a number of developers would effectively transform parts of the county into huge industrial wind farms with serious consequences for the future sustainability of tourism in the county. The visual impact of these proposals on areas of high amenity cannot be underestimated.
I would encourage the tourism sector to brief themselves in terms of the very serious implications these proposals will have on the county as a tourism destination.’
Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry Murray