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Gyproc told to address psychological impact of new open cast mine

Jun 20, 2022 18:06 By News Northern Sound
Gyproc told to address psychological impact of new open cast mine Gyproc told to address psychological impact of new open cast mine
The former GAA pitch after the collapse of the underground mine.
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Monaghan County Council has requested further information before making a decision on plans.

Gyproc has been told it must address the psychological impact of its new open cast mine in Magheracloone.

Earlier this year, parent company Saint-Gobain Mining submitted plans for a new community centre and the mine.

The south Monaghan area was devastated by subsidence in 2018, which saw the old GAA pitch and community centre condemned as a result.

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Monaghan County Council has requested further information before making a decision, and had asked that the company take consideration to ecological grief or 'solastalgia'.

In a statement to Northern Sound News, Gyproc said it "welcomes progressions in planning application policy to ensure the highest possible standards of environmental protection are enforced".

Professor Conor Murphy from the Department of Geography at Maynooth University explained how this is different to other reports.

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