Decision to refuse permission for Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Glaslough is appealed

The decision to refuse permission for an Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Glaslough has been appealed.

Monaghan County Council blocked the initial proposal on the grounds of the potential impact on the landscape and local waterways.

In May of last year, Pascal Carvill, through Clyde Shanks Planning Consultancy, applied for an on-farm Anaerobic Digestion Plant, Combined Heat and Power Plant and associated developments at Tullycallick and Rossarrell, Glaslough.

Nine submissions were made by third-parties and local residents – citing concerns over the visual impact of the development; water, noise and odour pollution; traffic management on small roads, misinformation and a lack of detail in the application and the potential impact it’d have on neighbouring houses and families.

Monaghan County Council refused permission in June of this year on two issues.

That the applicant couldn’t demonstrate that the proposed development wouldn’t be detrimental to the visual and residential amenities and the planning authority was not satisfied it wouldn’t cause serious pollution and have significant adverse effects on the environment.

On the back of the refusal, Clyde Shanks brought a detailed submission to An Bord Pleanala for review.

It said the refusal can’t be sustained because visually it was considered compliant with the County Development Plan, and because a wastewater treatment plan is in place.

A decision is due on the appeal in November.