Indaver Ireland are preparing for a new planning application to build their incinerator at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Details of this planned application are currently on display at Carrigaline Court Hotel (31 July 2015.)
While Indaver has in their new plans taken serveral steps to remedy issues raised at the last Oral Hearing, issues which were factors in the 2011 refusal by An Bord Pleanala, the core proposal differs little from the original proposal.
Indaver’s new project invests significantly in window dressing, and relies heavily on buying the local community with funds mandated under the planning process via ‘polluter pays’ funding.
Indavers core project is still an incinerator, which sits with growing unease on an unsuitable site, surrounded by students, clean energy projects, Haulbowline naval base and a rejuvinated tourist and business engine thanks to investment plans of up to €1bn by 2018.
Communities around Cork Harbour have spent 14 years battling Indavers proposal. We are disappointed to see it resurface and charade as part of Cork Harbours vibrant growth direction.