Fianna Fail Senator Averil Power has described as outrageous Fingal County Council’s announcement that Clonshaugh has been chosen as the location of a new monster sewage plant.
“I campaigned strongly against the selection of Clonshaugh as it is an entirely inappropriate location for a plant of this scale. The proposed site is immediately adjacent to over 2,500 homes in the Clonshaugh, Priorswood and Darndale area and close to other housing developments in Belmayne, Clongriffin and Clare Hall,” she said. “This decision will directly impact thousands of families and residents objected to this proposal. Their concerns are valid and yet they have been completely ignored.”
Senator Power accepts that the waste water treatment capacity of North Dublin must be increased, but absolutely rejects that a plant of this size is appropriate for Clonshaugh.
“It would make far more sense, economically and environmentally, to build a number of smaller, localised plants which could be phased in over time. This is regarded as best practice internationally,” she said.
Senator Power intends to continue fighting against this proposal. Further technical investigations must take place and a planning application still has to be made and approved.