Mechanical Biological Treatment Facility Granted Permission in Carbury, Co. Kildare

Bord Na Mona has received a 10 year planning permission from An Bord Pleanála under the Strategic Infrastructure Planning Act to construct a mechanical biological treatment facility on the site of the Drehid Waste Management Facility in Carbury, Co. Kildare.

The facility will have the capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum of waste on a 29 hectare site. The waste will principally be municipal solid waste and forms an alternative to landfill. At present the landfill at the existing Drehid Waste Management Facility is permitted to dispose of a total of 360,000 tonnes per annum, reverting to 120,000 tonnes per annum in December 2013.

The conditions of the permission included the applicant providing “a sum of money” towards the cost of the provision of environmental improvement and recreational or community amenities in the locality. The identification of such projects shall be decided by the planning authority in consultation with the local community. The “sum of money” is left to be decided between the Council and the applicant.

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