Friday 16 December 2011

Lusk landfill will no longer proceed

The massive regional-scale landfill waste facility proposed near Lusk will no longer proceed. Fingal County Council has made the decision.

According to reports in the Irish Times, around €33m and 14 years have been spent to date by Fingal County Council on the project. Additional monies amounting to more than €45 million were due to be spent on land if the project proceeded.

The Council has quoted multiple reasons for the decision, but it is clear that national policy and competition are the main ones.

This could however be viewed as a victory for the local community which opposed for the project for 14 years until a planning decision to grant was issued in March 2011.

The Council's decision not to proceed will end many local landowners concerns over the uncertainty of the future use of their lands.

To read the Irish Times story on which this summary is based, please click here.

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