Ringaskiddy EfW plant faces court next month

Ireland: Recovery facility is due to have a capacity of 18.5MWe and process up to 240,000t/yr of waste

An artist's impression of the facility
An artist's impression of the facility

An anti-incineration NGO is set for a two-week hearing later this month over its claims that planning body Bord Pleanala "acted unlawfully" when approving an energy-from-waste plant.

The Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment (CHASE) said yesterday in an emailed statement that its judicial review for the Ringaskiddy-based EfW plant was "on track for hearing in just over two weeks".

The 18.5MWe EfW plant, which is being developed by Indaver, was grant planning consent in May last year. But the decision was controversial as the planning body had missed ten self-set deadlines to decide on the application.

CHASE said the case was listed for a first mention on 4 March ahead of a hearing starting on 19 March which is due to last two weeks.

Plans for the 240,000-tonne-per-year plant were revived by Indaver in 2015. It had first revealed plans for a €150m facility in 2001, but planning consent was rejected in 2011 after the was scheme ruled as being "not compatible" with the area’s waste management needs.

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