1 Inadequate EIS
The EIS (Environment Impact Statement) is inadequate and fails to
comply with the mandatory requirements.
2-3 Contrary to National Policy
The development is contrary to the National Hazardous Waste Management
With waste prevention as the top priority
and first step in the Plan, it is premature and would tend to inhibit
achievement of waste prevention targets.
Its scale is considerably in excess of that
envisaged for thermal treatment in the Plan.
There is no concurrent or prior provision
for landfill of hazardous waste generated by the incinerator, as
envisaged in the Plan.
4-8 Contrary to County
The Cork Waste Management Plan:
makes no provision for thermal treatment
of either hazardous or non-hazardous waste.
The Cork County Development Plan 2003:
precludes contract incineration anywhere
in the county
specifies the proposed site as suitable only
for large, stand-alone industry and advocates Ringaskiddy as a location
for port-related use
aims to preserve the views from scenic routes
in Monkstown and Cobh.
9-11 Site unsuitable
The site’s topography, climatic conditions,
geology, hydrology, and the risk of erosion and flooding make it
fundamentally unsuitable for the proposed development.
Its proximity to high density housing would
be seriously injurious to residential amenity.
At the end of a peninsula, with a single
access road, the excessive increase in traffic would be prejudicial
to public safety and amenity.
12-13 Inadequate road infrastructure
The development would endanger public
safety by reason of serious traffic hazard and obstruction of road
It would be premature given that the
inadequate road infrastructure is unlikely to be rectified within
a reasonable period
14 Risk to public
With the proximity to the National Maritime College and other Seveso
II plants, the inadequacy of emergency infrastructure, and a location
at the end of a peninsula, the development could pose significant
risks to public safety in the event of a major accident.
Quotes from the Inspector's
"it would not be prudent to accept the
conclusions … in the EIS in relation to the likely significant
impacts of the proposed development."
"the proposed site … is objectively
unsuitable to accommodate the proposed development. It should, in
my judgment, be refused on this ground."
"I would support the Planning Authority’s
reason for refusal, but would considerably add to it."
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