Planning permission for the construction of a renewable bioenergy plant to generate up to 3. 8mw of electricity from 90,000 tonnes of non-hazardous biodegradable waste per annum utilising anaerobic digestion (ad) technology on a 2. 38 hectares site within Roadstone Wood Huntstown, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. The proposed plant will comprise the following elements: (i) 13.9m high main building (4958.5 sq. m. floor area) incorporating feedstock reception and processing areas, digestate treatment areas, storage areas, workshop and including a 3 storey administration and welfare area (1744.8 sq. m. floor area); (ii) Digestion Tank Farm (4m high bund) enclosing 4 no. digester tanks (up to 25.4m max. height, c.5000m3), 2 no. digestate treatment tanks (up to 25.4m max. height, c.5000m3), 2 no. digester feed buffer tanks (up to 17.6m max. height, 1800m3), and 2 no. pre-pasteurisation tanks (up to 12.8m max. height, 700m3) [total 10 no. tanks], to include stairwell towers and gantries; (iii) Wastewater Treatment Plant Tank Farm (4m high bund) enclosing 3 no. SBR Aeration tanks (up to 16.0m max. height, c.2200m3), sludge tank (up to 10.8m max. height, c.75m3), process water tank (up to 22.9m max. height, 2000m3) and process liquor tank (up to 22.6m. max. height, 2400m3) [total 6 no. tanks], to include stairwell towers and gantries; (iv) 2 no. enclosed Combined Heat and Power 2MW engines (3.6m high: 65.8 sq. metres floor area each), 28m high stack, 13.7m high gas holder (1800m3), 8.2m high biogas flare stack, 2 no. 12m high gas scrubbers, gas treatment equipment enclosed in 1.8m high container (30.6 sq. m floor area) and 2.5m high container (78.8 sq. m floor area), 3 no. bunded electrical transformers (4.8m high) and 3.0m high sub-station (51.9 sq. m. floor area); (v) Various plant and vessels including 2 no. pasteurisation units (5.85m high) each containing heat exchanger and 3 no. c.24m3 tanks, 2.5m high ferric chloride storage tank (c.15m3), 5m high caustic storage tank (c.35m3), storm water tank (up to 21m max. height, c.2000m3), 4 no. liquid waste tanks (up to 10.5m max. height, c.90m3), enclosed pump equipment (2m high, 10 sq. m floor area), boiler, and enclosed air blower unit (3m high, 36 sq. m floor area); (vi) Odour Control System (15.7m high: 313.8 sq. m. floor area) and 25m high stack; (vii) Approx. 100mm diameter 1000m long rising main with connection into existing mains sewer at North Road, and package pumping station (2m high: 29.7 sq. m. floor area) (viii) 2 no. weighbridges, office (17.2 sq. m. floor area), bunded vehicle refuelling area with diesel storage tank (c.5000 litres), 2 no. wheel washes and vehicle wash, inner and outer 2.4m high mesh panel perimeter fencing with 7m wide entrance gate and 5.5m wide exit gate, 5 no. directional signs (total area of 8.8 sq. m), pipebridge and walkway, lighting, landscaping, 22 no. car parking spaces and bicycle rack, internal circulation roads, concrete foundation slabs and all site works, facilities and services. Access is at an existing permitted vehicular access at North Road and vehicles will avail of existing quarry circulation roads. This application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS). This application relates to a development that will require an Industrial Emissions Directive licence from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Planning Application, EIS and NIS may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours (9.30 – 16.30 Monday – Friday) at Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Fingal, Dublin 15. A submission or observation in relation to the Application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20, within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the Application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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