Strong op­po­si­tion against biosolid waste ap­pli­ca­tion

Bray People - - COMMENT -

TUL­LOW RES­I­DENTS have ral­lied to­gether in protest over a waste plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion.

The ap­pli­ca­tion, by Sede Ltd, is for the change of use of an ex­ist­ing stor­age build­ing to an in­dus­trial build­ing for the pur­pose of the lime sta­bil­i­sa­tion of biosolids and their sub­se­quent stor­age at Tankard­stown, Tul­low.

Lo­cal res­i­dents held a pub­lic meet­ing in Bal­ly­con­nell Hall dur­ing the week to voice their con­cerns over the ap­pli­ca­tion. The meet­ing was at­tended by a num­ber of lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives in­clud­ing Deputy Pat Deer­ing and councilors John Murphy, Pat O'Toole, John Pen­der and Fred Hunter.

Is­sues raised on the night in­cluded the nearby Deeren River, a sub­sidiary of the Slaney, that is home to fresh water shell fish, road struc­tures and pass­ing traf­fic.

' We are afraid the river will be con­tam­i­nated and that there will be lor­ries pass­ing by our doors through­out the day,' said lo­cal res­i­dent Dar­ragh Car­roll, who is part of the op­pos­ing com­mit­tee.

' We as a group will go for­ward and take ac­tion, we are go­ing to fight this.

' That river is one of the few rivers in Ire­land home to this fresh water fish and we are afraid that it will be con­tam­i­nated.'

The res­i­dents added that there is a sim­i­lar plant to the pro­posed devel­op­ment about three miles away at Thorn­hill on the Ar­dat­tin Road out of Tul­low.

' They are han­dling sew­er­age for Ringsend there and we feel that Car­low is al­ready do­ing its fair share, if not more,' he added.

A sec­ond meet­ing took place last night (Mon­day) to fi­nalise the com­mit­tees op­po­si­tion pro­posal. A de­ci­sion is due on the ap­pli­ca­tion on Fe­bru­ary 9.

Pat Deer­ing. TD at a meet­ing in Bal­ly­con­nell Hall to dis­cuss the pro­posed plan­ning per­mis­sion for the sta­bil­i­sa­tion and Stor­age of Biosolids at Tankard­stown Tul­low, Co. Car­low .

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