CHASE file application for judicial review of incinerator decision

CHASE file application for judicial review of incinerator decision
Marchers taking part in a protest walk through Cork City, in support of CHASE and protest against An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant permission to Indaver Ireland to build an incinerator in Cork Harbour.Picture: David Keane.

OPPONENTS to the planned incinerator in Ringaskiddy have officially filed an application for a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála's decision to grant planning for the controversial development.

The planning authority gave the go-ahead to the €160 million incinerator in Cork Harbour at the end of May despite staunch opposition from local residents, businesses and political groups, including Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment (CHASE) confirmed that it filed an application with the Central Office of the High Court. 

It was listed for mention today, though CHASE noted that it is unlikely to be heard today due to cases already on the list.

This application is being made by CHASE on behalf of the communities and groups in Cork, Cork Harbour and beyond who have supported the campaign over the last few weeks and led an incredible fundraising drive which has enabled this application.

CHASE Chairperson Mary O’Leary said “We are grateful to the thousands of individuals and organisations who have raised and donated funds to make this application possible and who have rallied so strongly to support the CHASE campaign over the last 8 weeks. There is palpable anger and disbelief at this decision by An Bord Pleanala.” 

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