Decision on Irish Water Application to Upgrade the Existing Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant

Re: Planning Reference PL18/210 – Proposed Upgrading of Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant (IROPI)

Update on Irish Water Planning application (PL18/210)

On 12th March 2019, Sligo County Council issued to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government a ‘Statement of Case’ for imperative reasons of overriding public interest (IROPI) in respect of a planning application lodged by Irish Water for the proposed upgrading of the Lough Talt water treatment plant.

In response, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has notified Sligo County Council on 30th April 2019 that the compensatory measures proposed are sufficient to ensure that the overall coherence of the Natura 2000 network is protected.

On the basis of the contents of this notice and in accordance with the provisions of Section 177AB of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Sligo County Council has on 2nd May, 2019 made a decision to grant planning permission on the subject planning application.

Notification of Decision to Grant Planning Permission to Irish Water for the Upgrade of the Existing Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant (PDF) - 9,456 kbs  PDF
Planner’s Report Recommending Grant of Planning Permission (PDF) - 9,589 kbs  PDF
Planner’s Report Recommending that Consent be Given to the Proposed Project for Imperative Reasons of Overriding Public Interest (IROPI) (PDF) - 9,859 kbs  PDF
Appendix to Planner’s Report Recommending that Consent be Given to the Proposed Project for Imperative Reasons of Overriding Public Interest (IROPI) (PDF) - 5,721 kbs  PDF
Planner’s Report Recommending the Request for Further Information (PDF) - 11,626 kbs  PDF
Signed Notice under s177AB(3) from Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Sligo County Council - Proposed Upgrading of Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant (IROPI) - April 2019 (PDF) - 646 kbs  PDF
Appendix 1 - Opinion of Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as provided to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government - 19 April 2019 (PDF) - 104 kbs  PDF
Appendix 2 - Letter from Sligo County Council to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government - 08 March 2019 (PDF) - 141 kbs  PDF
Statement of Case IROPI (PDF) - 637 kbs  PDF
Appendix 3 - Letter from Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht - 14 March 2019 (PDF) - 26 kbs  PDF
Appendix 4 - Views of Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as provided to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government - 02 April 2019 (PDF) - 236 kbs  PDF
Appendix 5 - Letter from Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht - 09 April 2019 (PDF) - 69 kbs  PDF