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Jagoes Mills Action Group.

Jagoes Mills Action Group (JMAG) is a local community group formed when a solar developer sought planning for a poorly proposed, 32-acre, 5 MW solar power-generating plant in Farrangalway, Kinsale in February 2016. Despite the lodgement of 33 objections with Cork County Council and a further 14 appeals with An Bord Pleanála, and rejecting the recommendation of the An Bord Pleanála inspector assigned to the case, the development was granted planning permission in April 2017. JMAG is fully supportive of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the Government’s subsequent 2020 renewable energy targets. However, the group strongly contends that the Government needs to ensure that solar-specific policy, legislation and planning guidelines be enacted to ensure best practice and a strategic, plan-led approach to this new industry in Ireland.

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