The site where Lumcloon Energy Ltd proposes to build a storage facility and power plant.

WCC requests further information on battery storage facility

Westmeath County Council has requested further information from the firm planning to construct a battery storage facility outside Rochfortbridge.

The battery storage facility is part of a €500m energy plant Lumcloon Energy Limited wants to build on a site in the townlands of Kiltotan, Collinstown and Oldtown.

Earlier this month the council also requested further information on Lumcloon's plans for the other part of the project, a gas fired power plant.

The council received over 100 submissions from locals opposed to Lumcloon's proposed development