Indaver Ringaskiddy Project is remitted back to An Bord Pleanála
Seamus Flynn, General Manager of Indaver Ireland & UK said, ‘Indaver is pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court, as this allows us to move on to the next phase of the project. We look forward to re-engaging with An Bord Pleanála on the planning application.’
The population of Cork County is close to 550,000 and growing, with the National Planning Framework (NPF) making provision for the population to grow to approximately 777,000 by 2040. In light of Cork’s growing population, with associated greater volumes of waste arising, and an identified policy need for further progress towards self-sufficiency, the Ringaskiddy facility will assist in meeting this need. It will also minimise the export of waste to continental Europe, whilst also addressing the present spatial imbalance in the Southern region. Currently, waste generated in the region is travelling long distances for treatment, including export abroad for recovery in waste-to-energy facilities. The Ringaskiddy facility will generate sustainable renewable energy from an indigenous fuel source which can be converted to electricity to power up to 30,000 homes or used in a district heating system to provide low carbon heat.
The facility will also provide a local recovery solution for residual non-recyclable waste.
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