Midlands Councillor Calling For Near-Neighbour Payment To Be Reviewed

People living within 1000m proximity of a windfarm receive a payment of €1000.

People living close to windfarms shouldn't be taxed on the 'near-neighbour' scheme.

That's the claim being made by Offaly Councillor Liam Quinn, who is calling for the fund to be reviewed.

Under the scheme, those living in a 1000m proximity of a windfarm are entitled to a payment of €1000 euro, which is subject to tax.

The Fine Gael rep says it's very mean-spirited:

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