Objection to Rose Energy's proposed waste incinerator

Objection to the Rose Energy Article 31 full planning application for biomass fuelled power plant to primarily dispose of chicken litter.

Issues Encountered

  • The reluctance of the Department to allow third parties to verbally engage with statutory consultees.
  • The widespread political support for the project due to strong pro Rose Energy lobby.
  • Convincing the planning authority to apply the precautionary principle and that greater weight should be applied to potential environmental effects rather than the need for a solution to dispose of poultry litter.

Our Involvement

We were appointed by CALNI to object to the Rose Energy proposal and to encourage the Department to refuse the scheme outright or at least hold a public inquiry so that the application can be analysed in an open and transparent manner.

As well as providing regular updates and planning advice to the objectors on the progress of the major planning application, we lodged a series of planning objections based on planning policy and technical aspects of the Rose Energy application. Flaws in the applicants Environmental Statement were also identified and brought to the Departments attention and we were commissioned by the objectors to prepare an independent site selection assessment for a biomass fuelled powerplant.

We also led a significant public relations and lobbying campaign in tandem with the planning objection campaign to inform and gain the support of the wider public and Political representatives in objecting to the Rose energy proposal.

Details

  • Location:Glenavy, Co Antrim
  • Client:Communities Against the Lough Neagh Incinerator (CALNI)
  • Status:Proposal Refused by DOE Environment Minister
  • Type:Objection Campaign
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland