Indaver, the company behind plans for an incinerator in Ringaskiddy, intends to apply for an industrial emissions licence for the project in the coming weeks.
This is despite an ongoing legal attempt to prevent it going ahead.
Planning for the incinerator was granted by An Bord Pleanála in May 2018, but Cork Harbour Area for a Safe Environment (CHASE), an alliance of groups campaigning against the incinerator, brought judicial review proceedings seeking to quash the granting of permission.
A hearing took place in the High Court earlier this year, but a decision has yet to be made.
In a statement, Indaver acknowledged the judicial review, but said ‘the company is obliged to apply for its licence in advance of construction and operation of its Ringaskiddy Resource Recovery Centre’.
“Indaver are obviously presuming that their permission will stand in advance of any High Court decision, which we believe is a premature assumption,” Chase chairperson Mary O’Leary said.