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Residents oppose new waste facility

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 5:27pm

A new waste management centre proposed for the northside of Cork has been met with opposition from residents and public representatives in the area.

Country Clean and Greener Families Ltd is seeking planning permission for the new civic amenity site, which would allow residents to drop off rubbish to be collected, in the Churchfield area of Cork.

The area off John F Connolly Road, where the new site would be located, already houses a number of waste management sites such as Ashgrove Recycling and Cork Mini Skips. It is also close to several housing estates, sports pitches and shops. Sinn Féin Cork City North-West councillor Kenneth Collins said he feels the area is not suitable for the new site.

“The idea itself is great, but not the location,” he told the Cork Independent. “The infrastructure isn’t there as it is – the roads, public lighting and footpaths are not going to be able to handle the volume of cars and people that this new facility would bring.”

Cllr Collins continued to say the proposed project would not be welcome in an area where there is already several facilities of a similar nature.

“We already have a lot of waste in the area. Adding this would be too much and many residents are opposed to it.”

Cllr Collins said the number of vehicles passing the area was already high and that, with children walking to and from the sports pitches, another new facility would be dangerous. He added that he would be arranging a public meeting with residents and other representatives once the planning application had been submitted by the applicants:

“There could be something like 60 truckloads a day. With an area already extremely busy, with children going to and from training all the time, someone is eventually going to get hurt.

“I will be organising a public meeting with a number of TDs and other councillors in the area, and I hope Country Clean will respond and listen to the community.”

A joint statement from Greener Families/Country Clean said: “We have engaged extensively with the local community and local councillors through direct communication and an open evening held in November at the local community centre in Farranree, where we went through the plans for the civic amenity centre.

“We accept that there will be opposition generated by local councillors, as is their right, and that is part and parcel of planning applications these days. We have been very open with our plans so we hope that the information circulated about the civic amenity centre will be accurate.”

The statement said that a new facility would help reduce illegal dumping as well as household waste costs. A planning application is due to be submitted this week.

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