Plans for a bring bank and waste recycling centre near Graignamanagh have been refused by Kilkenny County Council on the grounds that the proposed development “would be prejudicial to public health and the environment.”
The application was made by Sean Egars for a bring bank and waste recycling centre for reception and temporary storage of dry recyclable materials on a site of 1.35 hectares at Killeen East, Graignamanagh.
Council planners cited three reasons for refusing the application:
“The applicant has failed to demonstrate that effluent from the proposed development can be treated and discharged at the proposed development site without risk to public health and the environment. The development as proposed would be prejudicial to public health and contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
“The commercial nature and intended use of the proposed development is considered inappropriate in this largely unspoilt rural landscape, located in an Area of High Amenity, and the proposed development would therefore be detrimental to the amenities of the area and to the public realm. It is considered that the proposed development would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
“The applicant has failed to demonstrate that safe access and egress movements can be achieved at the existing entrance to the site, in particular when the proposed development reaches its maximum capacity in terms of tonnage per annum.”