PROJECT: Landscape Character Assessment and Wind Energy Development Strategy for South Tipperary
CLIENT: South Tipperary County Council

Service: CSR was appointed by the County Council to carry out a Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) of South Tipperary to inform spatial development policy for certain development types including wind farms, afforestation and telecommunications infrastructure. The LCA was carried out in accordance with guidance published by the DEHLG in 2000. The methodology involved GIS mapping, extensive survey and public consultation to identify landscape values and sensitivity.

CSR was subsequently appointed to produce a Wind Energy Development Strategy, based on the LCA, identifying preferred areas, areas open for consideration and areas unsuitable for wind energy development in the county. The strategy was incorporated in the South Tipperary County Development Plan 2009. It was instrumental in Tipperary becoming the third most productive county in terms of Megawatts of electricity produced from wind, while also preserving the county’s most valued upland landscapes – the Galtees, Knockmealdowns and Slivenamon – from development.

 Landscape Character Assessment and Wind Energy Development Strategy Plan for South Tipperary

DUBLIN: 3 Molesworth Place,

Dublin 2, D02 EP97

T: 00353 01 6610419


CORK: Copley Hall,

Cotters Street,

Cork, T12 T938

T: 00353 021 4969224


GALWAY: Ardacong, Ballytrasna,

Tuam, Co. Galway

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