INDAVER WASTE FACILITY AT RINGASKIDDY
STRATEGIC INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATION TO AN BORD PLEANÁLA
REG. NO. 04.PA0045
BRIEF OF EVIDENCE
MARCIA K. D’ALTON B.E., M.ENG.SC.
MEMBER, CORK COUNTY COUNCIL
My name is Marcia D’Alton.
I am a resident of Cork Harbour. My family and I currently live in Passage West. We formerly lived in Monkstown. I have sailed in Cork Harbour all my life and have been a member of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club for many years. I have five children, all of whom live beside, sail in and love Cork Harbour.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and a Masters Degree of Engineering Science from University College Cork. I have worked as an environmental consultant specialising in the fields of treatment and management of non-hazardous, agricultural and sludge wastes, nutrient management, renewable energy development, catchment water quality management, waste water treatment, the licensing and permitting of waste handling facilities and Integrated Pollution Control licensing. Continue reading Evidence to oral hearing on proposed Ringaskiddy incinerator
Planning & Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006:
SID Application – Waste to Energy Facility at Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
CE: Within 10 weeks of the planning application, the local authority will submit a report to the Board. The purpose of the report is to set out the impact of the proposal on the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
The Members may by resolution attach recommendations to the report of the local authority.
The report, including any resolution of Council, must be submitted to and received by the Board by Wednesday 13th April. The oral hearing is to commence on 19th April.
My report sets out our assessment in detail. It includes the technical reports provided by people within the organisation.
The planning report sets out the relevant planning issues and Cork County Council’s assessment of these. It specifically mentions ZU3-7, which says that waste to energy is appropriate in industrial areas designated as Strategic Employment Areas.
The report concludes that the proposed development is acceptable in principle.
The Chief Executive goes through the conclusion section of the report.
The report is technically for the information of Members.
Information pertaining to the development has been on public display since the planning application was lodged.
Continue reading Full Council discussion on the Chief Executive’s Report into the Indaver Ireland Strategic Infrastructure application, 11th April 2016
The following are letters I drafted on behalf of the elected members of the Municipal District in relation to the proposed sale of the Royal Victoria Dockyard, Passage West. The future of this dockyard is critical to the future of Passage West as a town. The elected members support my devastation that NAMA proposes to sell it for continued dock use at a €21 million loss to the taxpayer.
Letter to NAMA, 29-03-2016
Covering letter to Michael Noonan, 29-03-2016
Covering letter to Brendan Howlin, 29-03-2016
I am also posting a copy of a letter I sent to the Chief Executive of Cork County Council, enclosing all the Facebook comments posted on my page in relation to the dockyard. I hoped that this would help to illustrate to him the depth of feeling in Passage West about the future of the dockyard. Continue reading Letters to CEO of NAMA and acting government Ministers relating to the Royal Victoria Dockyard, Passage West