The Barnafaddock wind farm in Ballyduff Upper has come under scrutiny, after locals raised concerns that it was built with larger blades than planning regulations allowed for, leading to significant noise pollution.
The wind farm has 11 turbines, eight were granted permission to include blades of 90m in diameter, three others on Coillte lands have permission for a 103m diameter.
However, the Irish Examiner reports the diameter on all turbines is actually 103m.
The discovery was initially made in a noise monitoring report, commissioned by the developer, which detailed the size of the the blades.
Local man Ronald Krikke carried out his own investigation and told Eamonn Keane on Deise Today that the developers report was skewed.
“The main thing about the report is that the measurements were taken during Springtime, when there are no strong winds,” he said, adding that his own investigation found that the turbines broke decibel limits.
Waterford County Council have said that the noise report was misinterpreted, which led to a misunderstanding about the blade sizes, however Mr. Krikke said that engaging with the local authority on the issue has proven difficult.