Objection to granting of Waste Permit to David Boylan Limited in connection with leased lands in Kerdiffstown, Naas, Co. Kildare - BEFORE 25th July 2016
By post to:-
Kildare County Council, Environmental Section, Áras Chill Dara,Devoy Park, Naas,Co. Kildare
By e-mail to:-
1. Planning permission 05/1896 which was extended in 2012, has a number of conditions, one of which is No. 20 - “The development shall be carried out in accordance with Waste Permit No. 176/2004”. Waste permit No. 176/2004 expired on 1st February 2008. This condition therefore CANNOT be satisfied.
2. Traffic management plan is 11 years old, no recent traffic management plan has been submitted as is required by condition 29 of planning permission granted (05/1896). We understand that there will be upward of 100 vehicle movements on the Monread Road in the event that a permit is issued for this activity. Monread Road and Sallins Road current AADT levels exceed their design capacity as per M7 Osberstown Interchange & R407 Sallins By-pass Scheme Traffic Modelling Report prepared for NRA/KCC
3. R5 is a recycling process allowing the extraction of materials for onward sale. This is therefore more than a restoration process. The application is for 98k tonnes. The capacity of the hole on this site is a multiple of 3 – 4 times this amount.
4. There is no weigh bridge installed as a condition of the issue of this permit. Therefore there is no way of accounting for the amount of material being imported onto the site
5. The planning granted requires a lifetime of 3 years (Condition 2(b) 05/1896) from start to finish. This is in direct opposition to the Waste Permit application which is suggesting a life time of 5 years.
6. The applicant has failed to show requisite technical competence as required by regulation 5 of the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2008. The applicant has not shown relevant experience in this class of activity.
7. The hours of operations as suggested in the Waste Permit application are longer than those allowed by planning permission 05/1896.
8. The application suggests that there will be no emissions. This cannot be the case as there must be as a minimum dust and water, neither of which is adequately provided for in the application.
9. The application suggests that there is no water course in the immediate catchment area. This is not the case as there is a Canal feeder at the entrance to the site in question. In addition, the River Morrell is in the catchment area.
10. Condition No. 14 - 05/1896 requires a detailed scheme of landscaping to be submitted for written approval. Other than covering each stage of the reclamation works with topsoil to a minimum depth of 300mm there is no plan for the actual reseeding or otherwise of the land.
11. Security of the site has to be of concern.