Proposed infilling of disused Quarry in Kilcaragh, Grantstown, Waterford

Kilcaragh Quarry is an old abandoned quarry located approximately 5.5km SE of Waterford City on the L8053 Keiloge Road in a rural area characterised by improved agricultural land. It is the property of Waterford City & County Council and historically was used to extract rock/stone for road building materials. Large depressions/hollows (to a maximum depth of 6 meters) remain where stone has been extracted in the past and it is proposed that these areas are now filled with inert soil and stone. When these hollows are filled the area will be re-graded and returned to its original level with natural scrub and grassland as ground cover.

Works will cause a temporary impact for local residents with traffic but will be infrequent and short term in nature. The sight-lines at the entrance will be improved to ensure safe access and egress for all vehicles using this access. The proposed development is located in a periurban/ rural area and will not negatively impact on the existing landscape due to screening of existing quarry. Works will be subject to and regulated by a waste management plan. A separate application for a Waste Processing Licence will be made following the final approval of the Part 8 by the District Council.

In accordance with Section 250 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, the Council has carried out an appropriate assessment screening and has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is not required. In accordance with Article 120 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 as amended, the Council has carried out an EIA screening and has determined that an EIAR is not required. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions plans and particulars of the proposed development will not
be available for inspection in our public offices but can be accessed anytime online at
http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie for the period Tuesday 7th July 2020 to Tuesday 4th August 2020 inclusive.

A copy of the plans and particulars can also be requested by contacting Aideen Jacob on
0761 102020 or by email at the address below. Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development would be
situated, may be made in writing, to Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads & Transportation Department, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by
emailing ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4p.m. on Tuesday 18th August, 2020.

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this process may form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members.  Accordingly, they may appear in the public domain.

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