Bray People

Per­mis­sion sought to ex­tend sand and gravel pit

- Ecology

PLAN­NING has been sought to ex­tend an ex­ist­ing sand and gravel pit at Coffins Lane, Tom­ri­land, An­namoe.

The ap­pli­cant, An­drew Fox, is the le­gal owner of the site, in­clud­ing a le­gal right of way along the ex­ist­ing ac­cess road.

Ex­trac­tion and pro­cess­ing of sand and gravel has taken place at the regis­tered quarry af­ter be­ing granted ten year per­mis­sion through an­other plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion. The life­time of that plan­ning per­mis­sion is draw­ing to a close, so new plan­ning per­mis­sion is now be­ing sought for fur­ther ex­trac­tion.

The ap­pli­ca­tion seeks a pro­posed ex­ten­sion to the sand and gravel pit for the ex­trac­tion of sand and gravel, at a max­i­mum rate of 100,000 tonnes per an­num, us­ing hy­draulic ex­ca­va­tors within a to­tal ex­trac­tion area of 5.9 ha which in­cludes 2 hectares of un­worked area within the ex­it­ing pit and a pro­posed ex­ten­sion of 3.9 hectares to the north of the ex­ist­ing pit area.

Pro­cess­ing will be car­ried out us­ing the ex­ist­ing screen­ing and wash­ing plant to­gether with all ex­ist­ing site in­fra­struc­ture in­clud­ing site ac­cess, haul roads, set­tle­ment la­goons, of­fice/can­teen and truck wheel wash.

A new waste­water treat­ment plant and soil pol­ish­ing fil­ter and toi­lets are pro­posed. The pro­posed devel­op­ment also in­cludes land­scap­ing, screen­ing berms and on com­ple­tion of ex­trac­tion restora­tion of the site to a mix­ture of wood­land and agri­cul­tural use. The plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion is ac­com­pa­nied by an En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact As­sess­ment Re­port (EIAR).

A de­ci­sion is due by Oc­to­ber 11.

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