25 May

Proposed wind farm to create 60 jobs during construction

first_img Pinterest Proposed wind farm to create 60 jobs during construction Twitter Facebook Facebook By News Highland – May 18, 2020 The developers of a proposed wind farm in Donegal have stated that they will create around 60 jobs during construction. Once operational, it’s said that the wind farm will generate enough green energy to power 40,000 homes.Drumahough Wind Farm is being constructed by SSE Renewables and Coillte.The proposed development is in the rural upland area of central Donegal, approximately 13km South-West of Letterkenny and near the existing Meentycat Wind Farm.It will consist of 12 wind turbines, generating around 60MW of renewable energy dependent on final turbine selection.Subject to planning approval, it is expected that construction work on the wind farm will commence in summer 2023 and that it will be fully operational in late 2024.The project represents a capital investment of around €60 million by the co-developers, SSE Renewables and Coillte.This spend will help support the regional supply chain through the use of local contractors and suppliers where possible, including hotels, shops and cafés among others. In addition, a sponsorship fund will be initially available during the pre-construction and construction phases of the wind farm.In advance of submitting a planning application for the proposed project, the co-development partners are inviting local communities to review current information on the wind farm, ask questions, and submit feedback. Information about the proposed development is currently being distributed to around 200 homes and businesses located close to the site, as well as to local elected representatives and others with an interest in the project. Interested members of the public can also find out more online by visiting a dedicated project website, www.Drumnahough.com. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleLocal restaurant owner warns over ‘unsustainable’ reopening guidelinesNext articleArds Forest car park reopens to locals News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+center_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

30 Dec

Pave Paradise? Subdivision Proposed for Cumberland Island National Seashore

first_img“A 10-lot development in the heart of the visitor experience will detract from the beauty and serenity that visitors seek when planning trips to Cumberland,” says a spokesperson for the group Wild Cumberland. “Cumberland Island’s founding legislation mandated that the island gradually evolve into a wilder, less developed national seashore as retained rights expire. Allowing a 10-lot subdivision would be a violation of Congressional will and the public trust.” Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. An island family is proposing to build a new 10-lot subdivision less than a quarter-mile from Sea Camp on Cumberland Island, a national park and wilderness along the Georgia coast.The land is owned by heirs who did not sell their property to the National Park Service when the park was created 45 years ago. As a result, they own the land outright as a private inholding within Cumberland Island National Seashore.However, the developers still have one logistical hurdle to clear. County regulations require that all subdivisions be fronted by a paved road. The Main Road on Cumberland is unpaved. The developers are requesting a special exemption from this requirement so that their 10-lot subdivision can proceed.You can comment on the special exemption variance by contacting Camden County’s Director of Planning and Development Eric Landon at [email protected] This is the only opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed subdivision. Comments must be received by December 7.An excerpt of the letter announcing the subdivision developer’s proposal and request for a special exemption variance appears below:RE: Special Exception Variance #ZV2016-07To Whom It May Concern:Glenn Warren requests a Hardship Variance from the requirements of the Camden County Unified Development Code (UDC) Sec. 501(b)(3), to allow a 10 lot split with unpaved road frontage. The request is to allow subdivision of the property into 10 lots fronting on Main Road, an unpaved road, since there are no paved streets on Cumberland Island. The Camden County Tax Map shows the property as Tax Parcel 181 006 and located in the C-P, Conservation Preservation Zoning District with access via Main Road. Lumar, LLC is shown as the owner.A hearing on the special exemption variance is scheduled for December 7 in Kingsland, Ga. at 6 p.m. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to comment, or have any questions, contact Camden County Planning and Development Director Eric Landon at (912)729-5603 / [email protected] to environmental groups, the proposed 10-lot subdivision is completely inappropriate for the sandy, rutted Main Road and the property’s location, less than a quarter-mile from the Cumberland Island Visitor Center and main dock. Construction of a subdivision so close to the headquarters of Cumberland Island National Seashore and its 50,000 annual visitors will be detrimental to visitation, tourism, viewsheds, watersheds, and the sensitive ecology of Cumberland Island. Rare and endangered species could also be affected.last_img read more

26 Aug

NFL Draft 2019: Browns pick Greedy Williams a second-round steal by John Dorsey

first_imgThe Browns got Greedy Williams, and a feel-good offseason for the franchise continued at the 2019 NFL Draft.  At this point, Browns general manager John Dorsey is on an all-time roll where everything looks like the right play. Cleveland traded its first-round pick to the Giants for Odell Beckham Jr., then traded with Indianapolis to move up in the second round to get the LSU cornerback with the No. 46 pick.  Cleveland fulfilled one of its few needs with a solid cornerback to pair with Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward, who was a first-rounder last season. Williams, who had eight interceptions and 19 pass breakups the last two seasons as an All-American cornerback, impressed with a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Williams does not lack confidence either. SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 1 winners & losers | Best availableGreedy Williams: “I know one thing: that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year.”#Browns— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 27, 2019Of course, Williams did slide down the board in the second round, and cornerbacks such as Georgia’s Deandre Baker and Washington’s Byron Murphy were taken before him. That does create some questions about why the popular mock first-round pick fell to the next round. One possible reason for the slide with Williams – and a question he will have to answer in Cleveland – is whether he will be physical enough at the next level. He averaged 35 tackles per season with the Tigers, and he will have a chance to answer that question in a division that features receivers such as A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, JuJu Smith-Schuster and new addition Marquise Brown.  If Williams pans out, then this is yet another steal for Dorsey, who has rebuilt the Browns from 0-16 to AFC North favorite in less than two seasons. At minimum, it’s insurance for Ward, who suffered two concussions last season. Of all the positions that needed depth, this is the one that stood out most. Briean Boddy-Calhoun and EJ Gaines left via free agency, and Terrance Mitchell and Eric Murray, brought over in a trade with Kansas City, were the best options.HAISLOP: Browns’ Freddie Kitchens can handle everything you think he can’tWilliams is another option, and the draft slide could work in his favor. He was the seventh cornerback selected in the draft. The LSU connection with Beckham and Jarvis Landry won’t hurt his maturation process at the next level, and Williams will be expected to contribute on a team that has created huge expectations.  Cleveland limited quarterbacks to an 83.4 rating last season, the fifth best mark in the league. That should get better with the addition of Williams, especially with new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.  This is a move that sets Williams up for success.   That spins back to Dorsey. Cleveland’s first- and second-round picks under Dorsey the last two years are Baker Mayfield, Ward, Austin Corbett, Nick Chubb and Williams. Beckham was the payoff for giving a first-round pick to the Giants. Dorsey is seeing the board well, and that continued with the addition of a cornerback that was good enough to be in the first round but will play like a second-round pick with an edge.  Cleveland should like this pick a lot. We would say don’t get Greedy, but it’s too late for that. The Browns are getting rich.last_img read more