An Bord Pleanála has issued a request for further information in respect of its proposed incinerator development at Ringaskiddy as follows: FI request from ABP, 20-03-2017
I got advance notice that this further information request was going to issue yesterday and received a copy of it today. How inutterably tragic that last week’s events with the loss of the Coastguard’s helicopter and four very precious lives should inadvertently superimpose themselves alongside the potential impact of Indaver’s proposed incinerator at Ringaskiddy. We do not yet know what happened in Blacksod Bay last week. But what we do know is that we need to make every effort that we humanely can to protect the air services of the Navy and the Coastguard. The reason for their existence is to serve society and the state. Our responsibility must be to do everything we can to safeguard those who devote their lives to that service. Continue reading Further information request from An Bord Pleanála to Indaver in respect of its planning application for Ringaskiddy
1. Confirmation of Minutes
(a) To consider the confirmation and signing of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 20th February 2017.
Minutes of the previous meeting: ‘Minutes 20.02.17 draft.pdf’
Confirmed and seconded.
MDO said he has had no update from the Planning Department on Continue reading Notes from the March meeting of the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District, 20-03-2017
Whilst I enjoy shopping in Lidl for myself and the family, I have concerns about the proposed location of a Lidl store in Barry’s Field, Douglas. I am not happy that those concerns have been addressed in the planning application and so I have outlined them in a submission to Cork County Council as follows:
My submission to CCC, 27-01-2017_2
“That Cork County Council would initiate its commitment to Green Infrastructure outlined in the Cork County Development Plan 2014 by ensuring the critical elements of green infrastructure within Cork County are identified and mapped during the remaining lifetime of the County Development Plan 2014:
- Biodiversity and ecological networks
- Water quality and flood attenuation infrastructure
- Recreational/quality of life infrastructure.”
I wish green infrastructure wasn’t called green infrastructure. It makes it sound like some flowery, esoteric concept that costs a fortune.
It isn’t. In a modern society, with our increasing knowledge, our awareness of the finite nature of the earth’s resources and the impact of our footprint on them, the concept of green infrastructure is no longer a luxury. It is basic.
Continue reading MY MOTION TO FULL COUNCIL ON ITS COMMITMENT TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE