Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Bord Pleanala Defers for Tenth Time on Cork Harbour's Ringaskiddy Incinerator

27th February 2018
1382 Views
Cork Harbour aerial view Cork Harbour aerial view

Bord Pleanala has deferred for a tenth time a decision on the Ringaskiddy Incinerator in Cork Harbour. A decision, originally due by July 2016, following nine subsequent deferrals was listed for 28 February 2018.

Bord Pleanala now say that a decision will be delivered within three months.

Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment (CHASE) Chairperson Mary O’Leary said “CHASE is certain that a refusal is the only correct decision and while we are prepared to wait for that outcome, we believe that decision could have been delivered immediately after the 2016 hearing in time to meet statutory obligations and the July 2016 deadline.

This community engaged in full and in good faith in a process that presented us with brutally incorrect dioxin figures which, if Bord Pleanala is competent, must have been known to them. The Bord needs to understand how very hard it is for our community to maintain faith in this process.”

In a press release CHASE says, with each delay, issues with both the application and the site escalate. The site is no longer zoned for industrial use, having been rezoned for Educational purposes by Cork County Council in Local Area Plans agreed in July 2017. Figures released by the EPA in December 2017 show that Ireland is already meeting its EU Waste framework obligations, so granting permission to build this incinerator would directly contravene recommendations made by the European Commission in it’s January 2017 report on the implementation of a the Circular Economy Plan in which it warns heavily against the construction of new incinerators, to the extent that it recommends the phasing out of public money from incinerators, the introduction of a moratorium on new facilities and the introduction or increase of incineration taxes.

CHASE is writing to Bord Pleanala today requesting justification for the 'endless' deferrals.

Published in Cork Harbour
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton
bjmarine sidebutton
xyachts sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating