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CHASE - Press Release - 09-02-09
COUNCILLORS PASS MOTION OPPOSING INCINERATOR

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Cork County Councillors passed a motion at todays County Council Meeting (Mon 9 Feb) categorically opposing the proposed incinerators at Ringaskiddy. A motion passed to recommend that An Bord Pleanala refuse planning for the proposed incinerators will be attached to the County Managers Report, which was discussed at this mornings meeting, and sent to An Bord Pleanala.

The County Managers report highlights three issues as key in it’s summary:
• That the proposal materially contravenes the County Development Plan
• That the County Waste Plan does not require this incinerator, and is on target to meet landfill diversion deadlines without it
• That the visual impact of this proposal is much larger than the original proposal, which is a major issue.

The Councillors recommend refusal for the above reasons, and in addition recommend that An Bord Pleanala give serious consideration to health issues. Twelve councillors spoke at length opposing the proposed incinerator on numerous grounds.

A spokesperson for CHASE said, “We are delighted that our elected Councillors feel so strongly that this project should not be given a green light.

This is the second time that Cork County Councillors have formally opposed this incinerator proposal. We hope that An Bord Pleanala will take their recommendation seriously this time, along with the issues highlighted by the County Manager and County Planner, and refuse planning.

The site is completely unsuitable for the proposed incinerators, which, as the Environment Department at Cork County Council point out in its report, is excess to our needs.”

ENDS

For further information contact:
Mary O’Leary, 086 8177737, 021 4811952
Linda FitzPatrick, 087 7410849, 021 4374506


     

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