Final submissions will take place today at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, on Day 11 (5 May) of the Oral Hearing into the proposed Ringaskiddy Incinerator.
Inspector Derek Daly will then proceed next Monday to questions, and submission parties will be given the chance to cross-examine Indaver on any outstanding issues.
The Department of Defence and PDForra are also expected to return next week, following three documents added in by Indaver at yesterdays hearing. The documents were prepared by consultants including UK based Wind Farm Aviation Consultants, led by former RAF Pilot Mike Hale and former British Ministry of Defence Military Air Traffic policy lead, Shane Savage.
Responding to concerns raised by Department of Defence after consultation with the Irish Naval Service and Air Corps stating that they would need to apply a no-fly zone around the plume which would render the Naval Base inoperable in Southerly winds, Indaver claimed the risk was minimal.
Fred Bradley, principal officer in the Department of Defence, said it was “unfortunate, to say the least” that they had not been given the documents at an earlier stage, requested time to consider them and is expected to return to the hearing next week.
Planning issues are first up on Monday, and cross examination will be grouped by topic so that all experts can be present at the one time in order to address questions arising.