Posts Tagged ‘Bord na Mona’

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

April 29, 2013

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.

Bord na Mona extension of composting facility requires planning permission

December 21, 2011

An Bord Pleanála has ruled that the extension of the boundary of an existing Bord Na Mona composting facility to include a one hectare area of planted bogland adjacent to the facility for the treatment of excess rainwater currently retained within the composting facility prior to export at Kilberry, Athy, County Kildare is development and is not exempted development.

An Bord Pleanála has concluded that –
(a) the excess rainwater in question would most accurately be described as leachate,
(b) the use of leachate as proposed is not provided for by the extant permissions and would, therefore, contravene conditions attached to such permissions,
(c) the use would raise new planning issues that would be material for planning purposes and thus constitute a material change of use, and
(d) the proposed extension of the existing composting facility would involve a material change to the permitted planning unit and constitute a material change of use of planted bogland