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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 19 of the Foreshore Act, 1933 that Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm Ltd has applied to the

Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for a Foreshore licence under Section 3 of the said Act

This application is for site investigation works required to inform the engineering and design of a potential offshore wind farm,

Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm, and associated export cable route. The objective of the site investigations is to gather sufficient

geophysical, geotechnical, environmental, archaeological and ecological information to inform development of a potential offshore wind farm and export cable route within the Foreshore Licence Application Area.

The Foreshore Licence Application Area is shown on the map below:

Co-ordinates for the Foreshore Licence Application Area are provided in the following table:

A copy of the application, and the relevant documents, maps, plans, and drawings, are available for inspection, between 2nd November and 1st December 2021, free of charge at:

Wexford County Council, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford, Y35WY93. Open 9am–1pm and 2pm–5pm Mon to Fri

Arklow Municipal District Council, Castle Park, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Y14FX63. Open 9am–4pm Mon to Fri

Wexford Garda Station, Mulgannon, Wexford, Y14H392. Open 24/7

Courtown Harbour Garda Station, Ballintray Lower, Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford, Y25P239. Open 10am-1pm Mon to Fri and

10am-1pm Sat and Sun

Rosslare Garda Station, Station Road, Rosslare, Wexford, Y35AY79 Open 10am-6pm Mon to Sun

The documentation is available on the Department’s website


Any person who wishes to make an objection to, or a representation in respect of the grant of the licence sought as part of this public consultation should do so in writing, giving reasons, between 2nd November and 1st December 2021 (quoting ref: FS007261) to the

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Foreshore Section, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage,

Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford or foreshoreORE@housing.gov.ie.

The closing date for submissions is close of business (17.30) on 1st December 2021.

All objections and representations received will be forwarded to the applicant for comment prior to any decision being made in the matter.

Material upon which the Minster shall determine this application may be published on the Department’s website. In this regard the

Department wishes to draw attention to its policy on defamatory material that may be contained in submissions it receives, which may be found at: http://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/foreshore/public-participation-foreshore-consent-process

Dated this 21st October 2021