Application to An Bord Pleanála for Approval (Section 177AE) - Claremorris Closed Landfill Remediation Project

Opendate_range25 May, 2022, 9:00am - 20 Jul, 2022, 5:30pm

Application to An Pleanála for Approval (Section 177AE) 

Claremorris Closed Landfill Remediation Project at Clare, Claremorris, County Mayo

Pursuant to Section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Mayo County Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála for the completion of Closed Landfill Remediation Works at a Closed Landfill site in Clare, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

The application site, as defined by the red line boundary in the accompanying drawings, is 5.6ha in size.  The extent of the waste body with the site is 3.2ha.  The proposed capping area within the application site is 3.8ha in size.

The proposed development will consist of the following:

  • The development of a site access road.
  • The development of a temporary site compound and office area.
  • Site clearance, including the removal of an existing gate, existing timber post and wire fencing and clearance of existing vegetation.
  • Grading/profiling of the existing site area.
  • Installation of an engineered landfill capping system covering an area of 3.8 hectares.
  • The installation of stock proof fencing, and a new access gate on-site.
  • Landscaping of the final formation of the capping area using a high value native grass cover. 

The proposed development will ensure compliance with conditions of a Closed Landfill Certificate of Authorisation pertaining to the site granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (CoA Ref: H0319-01).

A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has been prepared in respect of the  proposed development.

The bord may give approval to the appliation for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including Natura Impact Statement, will be available for inspection free of charge, or for purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the following offices of Mayo County Council:

  • Claremorris Area Office, Kilcolman Road, Claremorris, Co. Mayo F12 P383
  • Planning Office, Áras on Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo F23 WF90

between the hours of 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm each day during which said offices are open for the transaction of business, for a period from Wednesday the 1st June 2022 to Wednesday the 20th July 2022 (inclusive of both dates).

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including Natura Impact Statement, are also available for viewing on Mayo County Council's online consultation protal at (www.consult.mayo.ie) from Wednesday 1st June 2022 to Wednesday 20th July 2022 (inclusive of both dates).

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including Natura Impact Statement, will also be available free of charge, or for purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the following offices of An Bord Pleanála:

  • An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 V902

between the hours of 9:00am to 5:30pm each day during which said offices are open for the transaction of business, for a period from Wednesday the 1st June 2022 to Wednesday the 20th July 2022 (Inclusive of both dates).

Submissions or observations regarding the proposed development may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála (with an address of (64 Marlborough Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 V902) during the period from Wednesday the 1st June 2022 to Wednesday the 20th July 2022 (inclusive of both dates) in relation to:

  1. the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development;
  2. the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable  development in the area in which it is proposed to situate the proposed development; and
  3. the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European Site, if carried out.

Submissions or observations are to be received no later than 5:30pm on Wednesday the 20th July 2022.

A person may question the validity of any such decision by An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts as provided for in Section 50 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2021.  Further Information can be obtained from An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 in respectc of the judicial review procedure.

Further information in respect of the Judicial Review process can also be found on www.citizensinformation.ie  Contact Lo Call 1890 777 121 or + 353 21 452 1600 for details of the locations and operating hours of your local Citizens Information Centre.

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report for the proposed development has been carried out and has determined that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and has determined that an EIAR is not required.

 

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