E.I.A.R. / N.I.S.

Applications received from 16th May 2017, where an E.I.A.R. / N.I.S. was submitted

File Number: 17/216 - DDS Brady Farms Ltd.

File Number17/216
Application Received Date17/08/2017
ApplicantDDS Brady Farms Ltd.
Development AddressBallyglassin, Corry, Carrickboy, Co. Longford
Development Description

Permission for the construction of 1 no. pig house with slatted floor and slurry tank underneath (960sqm), and extension to existing pig house with slatted floor and tank underneath (305sqm) and to include all ancillary site works. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR, formerly EIS) has been prepared in respect of the activity and is submitted with the application. The application relates to development that is for the purposes of an activity requiring an Industrial Emissions Licence (formerly known as an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Licence).

N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of DecisionApplication Withdrawn 09/10/2017

File Number: 17/267 - DDS Brady Farms Ltd.

File Number17/267
Application Received Date19/10/2017
ApplicantDDS Brady Farms Ltd.
Development AddressBallyglassin, Corry, Carrickboy, Co. Longford
Development Description

Permission for the construction of 1 no. pig house with slatted floor and slurry tank underneath (960sqm), and extension to existing pig house with slatted floor and tank underneath (305sqm) and to include all ancillary site works. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR, formerly EIS) has been prepared in respect of the activity and is submitted with the application. The application relates to development that is for the purposes of an activity requiring an Industrial Emissions Licence (formerly known as an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Licence).

N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Refused - 28/05/2018

File Number: 17/308 - Irish Water

File Number17/308
Application Received Date18/12/2017
ApplicantIrish Water
Development AddressClooniher, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.
Development DescriptionPermission for construction of additional water treatment facilities on the existing Lough Forbes WTP site and on the site to the north west of this WTP site. These facilities will operate in conjunction with the existing WTP and are considered as an extension of the plant. The development will comprise the following:3 Nr Inlet Contact Tanks = 4.5m (h = height); Chemical Storage Tanks: 2 Nr @ = 4.5m (h), 4 Nr @ = 2.9m (h) and 2 Nr @ = 2.7m (h); Main Treatment Building: = 9m (h); Pipework Gallery: = 7m(h); 4 Nr Filters: = 5.5m (h); Pump House: = 4.7m (h); Contact/Clearwater Tank (Partially below ground): = 5.2m (h); Backwash Tank (Partially below ground) = 5.2m (deep); Used Washwater Tank (Partially below ground) = 5.2m (deep); Washwater Clarifier = 6.2m (h). The development will also include on-site roadways, parking and hardstanding areas, landscaping, external lighting, security fencing, drainage and all associated ancillary works and infrastructure and other enabling civil works. A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has been prepared for the proposed development given its proximity to designated Lough Forbes Complex SAC (Site Code: 001818) and Ballykenny-Fisherstown Bog SPA (Site Code 004104) and the potential for significant effects
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 13/02/2018

File Number: 17/320 - Electricity Supply Board (E.S.B.)

File Number17/320
Application Received Date22/12/2017
ApplicantElectricity Supply Board (E.S.B.)
Development AddressDerraghan Beg and Derraghan More, Co. Longford
Development DescriptionPermission for an increase in the capacity of the operational Ash Disposal Facility to allow for the deposition of 130,000 tonnes of dry ash over and above the 550,000 tonnes permitted under Longford County Council Reg. Ref. 01/115; An Bord Pleanala Reg. Ref. PL14.125540. The ash will be disposed of within engineered cells, constructed under the existing permission, and the facility will utilise permitted site services including the existing site entrance from the R392 and other site infrastructure. The facility will exclusively accept ash from Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesborough (Lanesboro) and will operate until 31st December 2020. This planning application will be accompanied by an EIA Report (previously known as an EIS). Lough Ree Power Station and the associated Ash Disposal Facility, are licenced by the EPA under an Industrial Emissions (IE) Licence [Ref. P061002].
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 22/02/2018

File Number: 18/139 - Eirgrid Plc

File Number18/139
Application Received Date28/06/2018
ApplicantEirgrid Plc. c/o Stephen Dunne
Development AddressAghamore (Rathcline By), Co. Longford.
Development Description

Permission for development at this site - the existing Cloon to Lanesboro 110 kV Overhead Line is approximately 65 kilometres long. Approximately 37km of the existing circuit is located within the functional area of Galway County Council with approximately 27km located in County Roscommon and approximately 120 metres located in County Longford. The refurbishment works within County Longford will be undertaken at structure EM365, located within the Lanesboro Substation in the townland of Aghamore (Rathcline By). The development will consist of the refurbishment of the Cloon - Lanesboro 110 kV Overhead Line which will primarily include: replacement of a large proportion of existing structures, the breaking out and reconstruction of the concrete foundation and shear blocks at the majority of end/angle mast structures, painting of mast structures, replacement of insulators, crossarms, stays and/or fittings on existing structures; and the fitting of bird flight diverters and stay guards. No additional structures are proposed along the existing circuit. Any replacement structures will be constructed at, or immediately adjacent to the existing structures they will replace and will be of a generally similar height and appearance. Associated site development works to gain access to the existing structures include clearance of vegetation, disassembly and reassembly of stone walls and gate posts and removal and reinstatement of existing fencing. The proposed development includes all other associated and ancillary site development works required for the refurbishment of the existing circuit, including the installation of temporary silt traps, silt fences, bog mats and clear span bridges. No additional structures and no alteration to the nature, extent, alignment, character or voltage of the existing electricity infrastructure is proposed. A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) forms part of this application

N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 21/08/2018

File Number: 19/38 - Electricity Supply Board (E.S.B)

File Number19/38
Application Received Date13/02/2019
ApplicantElectricity Supply Board (E.S.B)
Development AddressAghamore & Lanesborough, Derraghan More & Derraghan Beg, Co. Longford
Development DescriptionPermission for development at the existing electricity generating station - known as Lough Ree Power (LRP) station, located in the townlands of Aghamore and Lanesborough in the settlement of Lanesborough (Lanesboro), Co. Longford, Eircode N39 E180; and at an existing ash disposal facility (ADF) located in the townlands of Derraghan More and Derraghan Beg, Co. Longford
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Withdrawn 13/02/2019

File Number:19/68 - Liam McKenna

File Number19/68
Application Received Date13/03/2019
ApplicantLiam McKenna
Development AddressCurrycahill Td., Ballinalee, Co. Longford
Development DescriptionPermission to extend and upgrade a Poultry Unit within existing farmyard complex and also replace a Poultry Unit with a larger unit within the same complex, use existing agricultural entrance, together with all ancillary site works
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 20/12/2019

File Number: 19/197 - Rhyne Rock Ltd.

File Number19/197
Application Received Date22/07/2019
ApplicantRhyne Rock Ltd.
Development AddressLettergullion & Lettergeeragh, Drumlish, Co. Longford
Development DescriptionPermission for development consisting of a total area of 26.3 Hectares comprising of the following: Permission for quarrying consisting of blasting, crushing, screening & washing of material and all associated site works on an area of 9.8 Hectares previously granted planning permission Ref No. PL04/673 and an additional 12.8 hectares of greenfield area: Permission for the relocation of the authorised concrete batching plant and construction of a block yard facility and settlement lagoon with an area of 3.7 hectares; Permission for erection of a fixed processing plant; Landscaping of the quarry during the operational phase and restoration of the quarry on completion of extraction; All associated ancillary facilities/works; The applicant is seeking a 40 year permission as part of the application; the application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR)
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 02/07/2020

File Number: 21/178 - Ray Walshe

File Number21/178
Application Received Date10/06/2021
ApplicantRay Walshe
Development Address

Barley Harbour, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford

Development DescriptionPermission for extension and alterations to existing cottage together with associated adjustments to site finishes and drainage. The application includes a Natural Impact Statement
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 23/07/2021 

File Number: 22/75 - Electricity Supply Board (E.S.B.)

File Number22/75
Application Received Date01/04/2022
ApplicantElectricity Supply Board (E.S.B.)
Development AddressAughamore, And Lanesborough, Co Longford
Development DescriptionPermission for development at the 13.1 Ha site known as 'Lough Ree Power (LRP) Station' located in Lanesborough (Lanesboro), in the townlands of Aghamore and Lanesborough, Eircode N37E180; in County Longford. The development will consist of the demolition of the existing LRP station (as approved under Longford County Council reg.ref 01/115 ' An Board Pleanala Ref. PL14.125540 and all subsequent permissions);and the development and operation of electricity grid services - namely a battery energy storage system (BESS) and a Synchronous Condenser (Sync Con). The proposed development comprises two distinct phases of activity - the initial demolition and site reinstatement (Phase 1); following by construction and operation of the new BESS and Sync Con (phase 2). Phase 1 comprises the demolition of existing site structures (with a total footprint of c. 11.195sq.m. and a total gross floor area of c. 20,000 sq.m) including the former LRP station (boiler house, turbine house, bag filter house and associated 80 m high stack); the intermediate peat storage building and associated fuel management system; and ancillary buildings including, electrical building, tippler building and associated control room and office, the screening building, lorry uploading building, water treatment plant building, offices building, laboratory building, workshop and maintenance buildings, oil pumphouse, electrics rooms, railway/locomotive service building, cooling water pump house and sewage/foul water treatment facility. All buildings and structures (including storage tanks and vessels) will be demolished to ground level, with below ground voids filled. Existing hard standing surfac3es (e.g. building ground floor concrete slabs, tarmacadam surfaces, concrete footpaths and road kerbs) will remain in site; and the site will be reinstated and secured with boundary gates and fences, etc. Associated with the demolition activity there will be on-site crushing of material using mobile machinery for the purposed of disposal and/or material re-use. Phase 2 comprises the proposed development of the BESS, Sync Con; and all associated development
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of DecisionGranted 08/12/2022

File Number: 22/189 - Center Parcs Ireland Limited

File Number22/189
Application Received Date05/08/2022
ApplicantCenter Parcs Ireland Limited
Development AddressLongford Forest, Newcastle Road, Newcastle, Ballymahon Co. Longford
Development Description

Permission for extension to the existing development within the existing 160 hectare Centre Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Village. The development will consist of: I) 198 no. new lodges located in 3 no. zones (comprising of 56 no. 2 bedroom lodges, 105 no. 3 bedroom lodges, 32 no. 4 bedroom lodges, 1 no. 5 bedroom lodge, 4 no. 6 bedroom lodges), ii) External sauna/Pods associated with specific lodges (151m2), iii) coffee shop (282m2), iv) lakeside restaurant (902m2), v) energy centre (235m2), vi) staff welfare and storage building (611m2), vii) 2 no. remote housekeeping stores (35m2 each), viii) extensions and alterations to existing commercial retail and leisure buildings, including: a) extension to housekeeping/technical services (HKTS) building (157m2) to provide increased storage, b) extension to existing Aqua Sauna spa facility (453m2) to include new treatment rooms and treetop sauna, c) extension to existing Sub-Tropical Swimming Paradise (STSP) including a new pool (875m2), d) extension to existing Sports Hall (735m2), ix) extensions to existing Village Centre restaurants: a) Huck's restaurant (128m2), b) Cara's restaurant (105m2), c) Sports Café restaurant (104m2) and d) Bella Italia restaurant (222m2 - internal extension only), x) installation of Solar PV on the roof of the existing Sports Hall and Sports Café building and on the roof of the proposed Sports Hall extension, xi) installation of District Heating System within the site, xii) upgrades to existing Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated infrastructure, xiii) new car park to provide 313 no. car parking spaces for staff, xiv) provision of electrical vehicle charging points, xv) provision of new cycle parking within the site, xvi) associated civil infrastructure works including all internal roads, hardstanding and all foul and surface water drainage works, xvii) creation of landscape screening bunds, xviii) erection of security perimeter fencing, xix) all new landscaping and hard landscaping, xx) all ancillary and associated site works.

N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 27/09/2022

Appealed to An Bord Pleanála 19/10/2022

File Number: 22/225 - Electricity Supply Board Networks DAC

File Number22/225
Application Received Date21/09/2022
ApplicantElectricity Supply Board Networks DAC
Development AddressLough Ree Power (LRP) Ash Disposal facility, Derraghan More & Derraghan Beg, Ballymahon, Co Longford
Development DescriptionPermission for an integrated constructed wetland (ICW) over a total area of 5.58 ha located within the existing LRP ADF site, including formation of wetland cells, associated works and access roads using onsite soils. The development will include landscaping both within the wetland cells and surrounding area. The purpose of the ICW is for the management and treatment of leachate arising from the ADF, which is planned as part of their closure, restoration and aftercare management plan. Any discharge waters following treatment through the ICW will flow to two open water cells for containment. LRP station and the ADF are licenced by the Environmental Protection Agency under an Industrial Emissions (IE) licence (Ref. P0610-03). A Natura impact statement (NIS) has been prepared for the purposes of this project.
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 10/11/2022

File Number: 22/275 - Harmony Solar Longford Ltd

File Number22/275
Application Received Date08/12/2022
ApplicantHarmony Solar Longford Ltd.
Development Address

Kilnacarrow, Ballynakill, Cloonkeel, Derryaroge, Cloonbearla, Mount Davys, Cloonbony, Aghamore, Lanesborough, Co Longford

Development DescriptionPermission for an underground electrical cable and transformer compound which will connect permitted solar farms within the townlands of Middleton, Ballycore, Treanboy, Newtown, Ballynakill, Bunacloy to the national grid via the proposed transformer compound at Lough Ree Power Station (within the townland of Aghamore). The Development will consist of the following components 1) and 2): 1) installation of 110kV:33kV Transformer (TRAFO) Compound on private lands at Lough Ree Power Station, within the townland of Aghamore, with associated equipment including; cable sealing end (CSE) surge arrestor (SA), earth disconnect (ED) current/voltage transformer (CT/VT) house transformer (HT) circuit breaker (CB) 1 x lightening mast (LM) at approx. 8m tall, associated underground cabling connection to the existing 110kV underground cable, diesel generator, security fence, removal of portacabins, use of and realignment of the existing access road and associated works, drainage provision, temporary construction compound and also predevelopment site investigation works. 2) installation of underground 33kV medium Voltage electrical cable with associated ducting primarily on private lands within the townlands of Kilnacarrow, Ballynakill, Cloonkeel, Derryaroge, Cloonbearla, Mount Davys, Cloonbony and Aghamore. 5.77km of the route is located on private lands with0.011km to be located on the L52652 local road and L-11623 local road. The cable installation will include the installation of 7 no. joint bays with associated communication chambers, ancillary development and also pre-development site investigation works. The underground cable is intended to connect the permitted Middleton House Solar Farm (Planning ref: 18/135) and "Middleton House Solar Farm" Bunacloy extension (Planning Ref: 21/225) to the national grid via the proposed transformer compound at Lough Ree Power Station within the townland of Aghamore. Temporary construction compounds to facilitate the installation of the cable will be located along the underground grid connection route. Part of the proposed development site lies within the boundary of Lough Ree Power Station which is licenced by the Environmental Protection Agency under an Industrial Emissions (IE) Licence Ref. P0610-02). Permission is sought for a period of 10 years
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 17/04/2023

File Number : 22/290 - Raymond & Ann Brogan

File Number22/290
Application Received Date16/12/2022
Applicant

Raymond & Ann Brogan

Development Address

Glebe, Cloondara, Co. Longford

Development DescriptionPermission for the provision of the following: 1. Provision of 10 No. prefabricated glamping pods. 2. Conversion of existing shed to communal toilet facility, universal access toilet & shower room, with kitchen, diner, laundry & drying room at ground level with the provision of first floor to existing shed for games room overhead. 3. Provision of 13 No. car parking bays. 4. Provision of 16 No. bicycle stands. 5. Provision of service road and footpaths including alterations to the existing vehicle entrance on to the local road L1162 and provision of a pedestrian entrance via existing entrance gate way on to canal path, including all associated ancillary works as per documents lodged to Longford County Council.
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 23/03/2023

Appealed 14/04/2023

File Number: 23/7 - Blessington Stone & Concrete Plant Hire - Rhyne Rock

File Number23/7
Application Received Date19/01/2023
Applicant

Blessington Stone & Concrete Plant Hire - Rhyne Rock

Development Address

Rhine, kIlloe , Co Longford

Development DescriptionPermission for the development of a total area of 18.6 hectares and comprises of the following: (1) Extraction of rock by blasting means down to a level of 20mOD from an area of approximately 14.2 Hectares. (2) Erection of a concrete batching plant, processing plant, block yard, storage sheds, workshop, office buildings, weighbridge, wheelwash, settlement lagoon and all other associated ancillary facilities at the proposed manufacturing area of spproximately 2.1 Hectares. (3) Landscaping consisting of planted Berms surround (1.6 Hectares). (4) Entrance and access road from the public road to the manufacturing area (0.7 Hectares). (5) Landscaping and restoration of the site on completion of extractions. The planning permission is for a 25-year period. The planning application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Invalid Application 13/03/2023

File Number: 23/36 - Mulleadys Ltd.

File Number23/36
Application Received Date20/02/2023
Applicant

Mulleadys Ltd.

Development Address

Cloonagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford

Development DescriptionRetention of an existing building used for the recycling of waste
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Invalid Application 4/4/2023

File Number: 23/60023 - Lagan Materials Ltd t/a Breedon Ireland

File Number23/60023
Application Received Date10/05/2023
Applicant

Lagan Materials Ltd t/a Breedon Ireland

Development Address

Aghamore Upper and Derreenavoggy townlands, Aughnacliffe, County Longford

Development Description

Permission for extraction of rock over an area of c.14.2ha comprising a lateral southerly extension to, and deepening of the existing quarry to a final depth of c.114mAOD, the construction of internal haul roads, earthen screening bunds and storage landforms, the demolition of farm outbuildings (c.126sqm), the restoration of the site to biodiversity after uses primarily in the form of a waterbody, and all ancillary works within an overall application area of c.36.8ha. The planning application will be accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).

N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 01/02/2024

File Number: 23/60056 - EirGrid Plc

File Number23/60056
Application Received Date19/06/2023
Applicant

Eirgrid Plc

Development Address

Existing Lanesboro Air Insulted Switchgear Substation and site of the former Lanesborough Power Station, townlands of Aghamore and Lanesborough, Lanesborough, County Longford

Development Description
1. Construction of a Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) compound measuring approximately 92.8m by 90.5m. The proposed GIS compound will be raised to a ground level of 1.2m higher than the existing ground level at the site, and will comprise: (1) GIS building with an approximate gross floor space 1624.1m2 and height of 15m (in addition, 6 no. lightning protection rods, approximately 3m in height, are located on the parapet of the GIS building); (2) An internal access track measuring approximately 245m in length and 5m in width, 15 no. car parking spaces; underground stormwater attenuation tank; underground foul wastewater pumping station and all associated site development and landscaping works; and (3) The substation compound will be bounded by a palisade fence 2.6m in height and further enclosed by a property fence measuring 1.4m in height. 2. The proposed development will also consist of the redevelopment of the existing AIS 110 kV substation, comprising the following: (1) Decommissioning of the 110 kV AIS busbar and 110 kV primary plant within the existing 110 kV AIS substation; (2)The modification of 8 no. existing 110 kV underground circuits which will be re-routed into the new 110 kV GIS substation; and, (3) Construction of 3no. underground joint bays; 1 no. new gantry tower (approximate footprint of 30.2m2 and a height of 12.5m); 1 no. new Line Cable Interface Mast (approximate footprint of 123m2 and a height of 20.7m); removal of the existing 110 kV OHL tower and section of cable which extends to the proposed Line Cable Interface Mast and all associated and ancillary transmission infrastructure. 3. Construction of a Distribution System Operator (DSO) compound measuring approximately 30m2; 4. Construction of a landowner access road (hardcore surfacing) of approximately 91m in length and 6m in width; and, 5. All ancillary site development works to facilitate the proposed development including geotechnical and geo-environmental ground investigations, site preparation works, site clearance and levelling, site drainage and associated outfall headwall to facilitate discharge to the River Shannon, temporary construction compounds and landscaping
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 11/08/2023

File Number: 23/60072 - Conor Smith

File Number23/60072
Application Received Date22/06/2023
Applicant

Conor Smith

Development Address

Glenmore, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longord

Development Description
Permission to construct 1 No. poultry house together with all ancillary structures (to include meal storage bin(s) and soiled water tank(s)) and site works associated with the above development
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

 

File Number: 23/60124 - EirGrid Plc

File Number23/60127
Application Received Date04/09/2023
Applicant

EirGrid Plc

Development Address

Lanesborough, Aghamore, Knock, Gorteengar, Tullyvrane, Lehery, Magheraveen, Cloonfore, Derrygeel, Derryshannoge, Derraghan More, Derraghan Beg, Derryad, Derrylough, Derryweagh, Foygh, Cornacarta, Tirlickeen, Lismacmurrogh, Lislom, Moygh, Drinan, Knappoge, Barry, Agharanagh, Listobit, Kilcurry, Corrabola, Taghshinny, Co. Longford

Development DescriptionPermission for the proposed development will comprise: • the replacement (“restringing”) of the existing overhead line circuit conductor wires with a new higher capacity conductor including installation of a new fibre communication connection; • the replacement of 52no. existing polesets and 4no. towers - any replacement structures will be constructed at, or immediately adjacent to the existing structures they will replace, will be along the same alignment as existing; • the replacement of angle mast AM3A with a poleset; • the retention and refurbishment, steel member replacement, painting and foundation strengthening of the one retained end mast EM1; • the replacement of hardware and fittings at all structure locations; • the replacement of stay arrangements at 27no. locations; • the replacement of crossarms at 27no. locations; • the installation of insulators at 13no. locations; • the replacement of vibration dampers at 12no. locations; • the reinstallation of all anti-climbing guards; • the reinstallation of aircraft warning spheres at span 127-128; • all associated works within the existing Lanesboro 110 kV substation to accommodate the uprated 110 kV OHL including uprating of the Mullingar bay in Lanesboro 110 kV substation, routing of fibre optic cable from end mast into substation and alterations to existing hardware; • all associated temporary site development works to gain access to the existing structures including clearance of vegetation, disassembly and reassembly of gate posts / piers and removal and reinstatement of existing fencing; and • other temporary associated and ancillary site development works required for the purpose of the uprate of the existing circuit, including construction compounds, silt traps, silt fences, stone tracks, ground protection mats, infrastructure crossing support systems and temporary watercourse crossings
N.I.S.
E.I.A.R.
Decision & Date of Decision

Granted 17/10/2023