At a meeting held last night in Monkstown (Wed 29 Feb), Committee Members from CHASE voted unanimously to be formally represented at Indavers High Court Challenge to An Bord Pleanala’s decision to refuse planning for Indavers proposed Ringaskiddy Incinerators.
This decision will allow CHASE to support the Board of An Bord Pleanala which is strongly defending its planning refusal. The Boards Statement of Opposition, presented to the High Court on February 13th, strongly dismisses any breach or error in law.
CHASE Chairperson Mary O’Leary said “An Bord Pleanala are rightly and robustly defending their decision, and we are delighted to be able to support them. It’s important to CHASE to be represented at the Judicial Review – of course it means we are back to fundraising, but we’ve come so far, we won’t let the ball drop at this stage.”
The Boards refusal of 10 June 2011, currently being challenged by Indaver, was made on the grounds that Indaver failed to adequately mitigate against the risk of Coastal Erosion and Road Flooding, that the site was too small, and that the is project not compatible with Corks Waste Management Strategy.
CHASE is scheduled to present its Statement of Opposition and accompanying Affidavit to the High Court on 13th March.