Environmental Impact Statement and Natura Impact Statement

An Environmental Impact Assessment is used to determine the environmental sustainability of a project. Our role in the process is to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) which will form part of the Planning Application to An Bord Pleanála to assist in its determination. The application is expected to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála in late 2017 or 2018.

The key elements to be considered in the EIS/NIS are: Population and Human Health; Biodiversity; Land, Soils and Geology; Water; Air; Climate; Material Assets; Cultural Heritage;
and Landscape.


Irish Water has made a request, under Section 146B of the Planning and Development Act 2000, for an alteration to construction site compounds, permitted by An Bord Pleanála for the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant extension (SID Ref PL29N.YA0010).  An Bord Pleanala is holding a statutory public consultation in relation to the proposed alteration and details of this request may be inspected free of charge or purchased at the offices of Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay and at the offices of An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 during normal office hours, for a four week period until the 20 October 2017. 

The Bord Pleanala reference number for the request is PL29N.YM0004.  Details of the request can be viewed below

What Happens Next?

Separately, Irish Water intends to apply to An Bord Pleanála in 2018 for permission to implement the revised project including the provision for a Regional Biosolids Storage Facility.

Irish Water is undertaking consultation on a preferred site for a Regional Biosolids Storage Facility at Newtown/Kilshane, Dublin 11. This will serve Ringsend along with other key waste infrastructure in the Dublin Region. Details of the public consultation process and Irish Water’s proposed site, when confirmed, for this facility will be included in the planning application for the upgrade to the Ringsend plant.

An Bord Pleanála will carry out a statutory phase of consultation, which will present you with a further opportunity to provide your feedback on the project.

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