THE company behind the proposed development of a crematorium in Kanturk has said that there would be no impact on air quality, the environment, or to public health, should the development go ahead.
Classic Lodges (Ireland) Ltd have appealed the refusal of planning permission by Cork County Council to An Bord Pleanala.
The company initially applied for planning permission in November 2018, for the development at the former Duhallow Park Hotel Site at Dromcummer Beg.
Around 60 objections and submissions were lodged to the Council on the project, including one from the Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy, which referenced that the applicant hadn’t demonstrated a need for the proposed development in the area.
The developers were refused permission for the crematorium in January of this year.
The refusal was on the basis that the planning authority was not satisfied that the proposed development wouldn't "adversely impact on public health and the environment by reason of serious air pollution.”
The planning department said that it would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
However, the appeal lodged to An Bord Pleanala states that “a revised air quality assessment is submitted which demonstrated that there will be no impacts to air quality and no impacts to environment or public health.”
The planning appeals board will now rule on whether the development can proceed.
That decision is due on June 18 this year.