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Politicians object to Naas waste licence plan

Aras Cill Dara.

Aras Cill Dara.

Objections are being made to an application for a waste facility permit at Kerdiffstown, Naas - despite assurances that no refuse will be brought to the location.

The application is being made by haulier David Boylan for a site close to the unrelated dump, which was the scene of fires and noxious fumes before it was closed down.

Mr. Boylan says only soil and stones will be taken to the site and a consultant working on his behalf has told the Leader that “absolutely no rubbish” will be taken to the site.

However Labour TD Emmet Stagg (a vocal campaigner for the closure of the previous dump) has objected to the waste facility permit application along with Cllrs. Anne Breen and Paddy McNamara and Fergus Carpenter, a local election candidate.

In a letter to the council they said the last thing the people of Naas, Johnstown, Sallins and Kill need “is the prospect of another dump on their doorstep given the horrendous experience suffered by these residents for many years with the landfill formerly operated by A1 Waste and now under the control of Environmental Protection Agency.”

Their objection also expressed concern about the amount of journeys that might made by trucks along the Monread Road which they said is “already heavily trafficked with cars and trucks and serves an access road to residential estates.”

The detailed objection lists several grounds for objecting to the plan and expresses concern about the possibility of dust and noise.

Meanwhile Fianna Fail has also raised concerns and claimed that the applicant has not attempted to engage with the local community or to assuage local fears.

He accepted that while the applicant describes an “environmentally harmonious restoration project”, he adds “previous practice has not demonstrated confidence in the industry or the regulatory authorities.”

 

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