Incinerator ruling delayed until
Wednesday October 22nd 2003
AN BORD Pleanala has said it won't be able to deliver a
ruling on a controversial €100m toxic waste incinerator
proposal until early 2004.
The board has
completed a major oral hearing into Indaver's proposed incinerator in Cork and has now written to
Cork Co Council and the other involved parties indicating
that, under the provisions of the Planning Act (1992), they
will be requiring longer than the four months stipulated to
reach a verdict.
The board confirmed that it now hopes to conclude the
appeal lodged by Belgian firm, Indaver, over the refusal by
Cork Co Council of its €100m incinerator plan by January 16,
currently focuses on Indaver's plans for an incinerator, a waste management
facility, waste transfer station and recycling park at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.
The initial incinerator proposal by Indaver involves a
facility capable of handling 100,000 tonnes of toxic waste per
annum. But the company hopes to add a secondary processing
capability at the Ringaskiddy station which will result in
over 100,000 tonnes of municipal waste also being incinerated.
In a statement to the various parties, the board said
it could not deliver an appeal ruling within four months
because of the complexity of the issues involved and the fact
that "voluminous evidence" was generated by the recent oral