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NEPPC disappointed in N/S Interconnector High Court decision but say "it's not the end"

Oct 20, 2021 12:10 By News Northern Sound
NEPPC disappointed in N/S Interconnector High Court decision but say "it's not the end" NEPPC disappointed in N/S Interconnector High Court decision but say "it's not the end"
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A local opposed to the overgrounding of the North-South Interconnector says it's disappointed with the outcome of a judicial review in the High Court in Belfast.

Yesterday, planning approval for the interconnector was approved in Belfast's High Court.

In April, EirGrid's chief infrastructure officer said the company would seek to assign contractors following the outcome of the judicial review.

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While Padraig O'Reilly, from the North East Pylon Pressure Committee, expects EirGrid to "ramp up and move ahead" with the project, he says yesterday's decision "is not the end by any means".

He told Northern Sound that EirGrid will face "400 farmers" if they try to overground the interconnector in the North-East:

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You can hear more from Padraig O'Reilly below when he was interviewed by our reporter Diarmuid Pepper:

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