The CHASE challenge to Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for an incinerator at Ringaskiddy is on track for hearing in just over two weeks. The High Court review is set to begin on March 19th and to run for two weeks.
CHASE alleges that the Board acted unlawfully in the way it dealt with the planning application and in how it arrived at its decision. The Board’s Planning Inspector had recommended refusal of permission, the third senior Board Inspector to do so since 2004.
Permission to bring the case was given by the High Court last July. The case has been in Court several times since then on procedural issues. Most recently the Court dealt over three days with a CHASE application regarding Board and Indaver documents relevant to the case. As a result, the Board and Indaver have provided additional affidavits to CHASE.
The case is for mention again on 4 March with the full hearing starting after St Patrick’s bank holiday.
CHASE is represented by Noonan Linehan Carroll Coffey Solicitors and by Maurice Collins SC, David Holland SC and Alan Keating BL.