Kildare County Council,
Planning Section
Devoy Park,
County Kildare
9 August 2013

Objection to Grant of Planning permission

Planning Number: 13545
Local Authority: Kildare County Council
Applicant Name: Cleary Compost & Shredding Ltd
Development Address: Larch Hill, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Dear Sirs;

We wish to object to any development consent for the above application as premature.

We have not been able to find any Environmental Impact Assessment or Appropriate Assessment or considerations thereof. We have particular concerns over the impact of this operation on the River Barrow, a designated Natura 200 site under the Habitats Directive and of the potential impact on the abstraction of drinking water at this location.

We would agree with Councillor Kennedy that there is insufficient information on this file about the environmental impact to allow a development consent at this stage.

We would support the concerns of the Inland Fisheries Ireland submission and draw your attention in particular to the recommendation that a groundwater monitoring programme be put in place should consent be given.

Yours, etc.,

Tony Lowes

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