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Wednesday 27 March 2019
Planning appeal told of ‘controversy’ over Cork incinerator site
A legal challenge over the granting of planning permission for a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour has opened at the High Court. Mr Justice David Barniville heard that planning permission was granted last May but a planning inspector with An Bord Pleanála had recommended that it be refused.Maurice Collins SC, for a group opposing the incinerator, said there has been “a continuum of planning activity and controversy” connected to the site at Cork Harbour.Counsel said the inspector had recommended refusal of planning permission but An Bord Pleanala granted the permission by a five to two majority.