New dump could be on cards for Naas

Paul O’Meara


Paul O’Meara

Kildare County Council offices.
A new dump could be in the pipeline for Naas.

A new dump could be in the pipeline for Naas.

Kildare County Council has received an application for a waste facility permit, made on behalf of David Boylan Ltd, a haulage company with an address at Kilteel Road, Hempstown, Blessington.

The application relates to land at Kerdiffstown.

The land is close to the site of the unrelated and separate site formerly operated by A1 Waste, which is the subject of an ongoing multi million euro clean up, and from which noxious odours and smoke emanated. That 70 acre site was closed after court action initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency, more than two years ago.

Information provided to Kildare County Council’s environment section as part of the David Boylan Ltd. permit application, indicates that the land has been leased by David Boylan Ltd for a period of almost 6 years.

David Boylan is described as a long-established plant hire operator and haulier who has been in business in Counties Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin since 1994.

The application states Mr. Boylan has been involved in the haulage and recovery of soils and stones for many years and “holds all relevant Waste Collection permits”.

It also states the applicant and appointed contractor “has demonstrated that they are competent and fit and considered a proper person to hold a waste facility permit”.

A representative of Clean Air Naas, the action group which campaigned against the AI site, has complained that there has been insufficient communication with the local community and they fear that any additional traffic along the Monread Road would increase congestion in the area.

A CAN spokesman told the Leader that residents are being encouraged to object to the application, via the county council, by the deadline of January 24.