Natura Impact Statements

This is a list of Natura Impact Statements (NIS) received by Sligo County Council:

PL 20/11

Applicant:  Brookfield Renewable Ireland Ltd

Planning Permission for development consisting of the installation of battery arrays, located within container units (18 number units, each 30m2 by c.2.6m tall), a control building (c.160.5m2 by c.6.4m tall) and transformer (c.5m tall).  The developemnt will include for ancillary infrastructure including security fencing, lighting, CCTV, internal access roads and drainage.  The overall development site is c.0.64Ha at Ballysumaghan, Co Sligo .  The application is accompanied by a Natura Impact Statement (NIS).

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PL 19/520

Applicant:  Eugene & Florence Hanna

Planning Permission for development consisting of (1) Demolition of existing dwelling house and entrance walls. (2) Decommissioning of the existing septic tank and associated percolation area. (3) Construction of a replacement two-storey type dwelling house. (4) Provision of a new effluent treatment system and percolation area (5) Provision of new vehicular entrance and access lane. (6) And all associated site works.

A Natura Impact Statement and a Bat Survey Report have been prepared in respect of this application at Ballygiglan, Carney, Co. Sligo.

PL19/520 - Natura Impact Statement (PDF) - 15,245 kbs  PDF

PL 19/505

Applicant Surlis’s Supervalu Ltd.

Planning permission for development consisting of the demolition of a 2 storey etail/warehouse/storage/office building on site (c.471 sq m GFA) and the construction of a new 1-2 storey (overall height 9.2m) retail development of c. 2,021 sq.m (Total GFA / c.1,974 sq m (Total NFA). The retail proposal shall consist of a convenience retail supermarket including off licence and main entrance lobby area (c. 1,311 sq m NFA); ancillary supermarket goods storage area (c. 275 sq m NFA); a cafe unit (c. 94 sq m NFA); and a retail unit (c. 94 sq m NFA), all at ground floor level. At first floor level ancillary office floor space (c. 200 sq m GFA) is proposed. The proposal shall also provide for 2 no. new vehicular access points via Masshill Road; a new pedestrian connection/access ramp to an existing car park adjoining the application site to the south; new advertising structures and retail signage (c. 52.9 sq m GFA); c. 127 no. car parking spaces; 30 no. bicycle parking spaces; trolley bays; refuse and recycling storage area (c. 32 sq m GFA); plant space (c. 32 sq m GFA); service and delivery yard area, including new dock leveller (c. 85 sq m GFA); all landscaping works including boundary treatment; new service and drainage connections; public lighting; and all associated site development works. A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) will be submitted to the Planning Authority with this planning application.

PL19/505 - Natura Impact Statement (PDF) - 5,779 kbs  PDF

PL 18/412

Applicant:  Hazelwood Demesne Ltd.

Planning permission for development consisting of amendments to previously permitted development PL 15/296.  The changes sought are for: 1) an onsite waste water treatment plant (pop equivalent of 104);  2)  Change to the cooling water supply as previously permitted to include for a new pump and use of water from the Garavogue River; with associated works at Hazelwood, Calry, Co Sligo.

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PL 18/504 

Applicant:  Colm & Sinead O’Farrell

PL 18/504 – Planning Permission for development consisting of construction of a split-level dwelling house with connection to public foul and storm mains including partial diversion of public foul mains and all associated site works at Kilkillogue, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo.

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PL 19/446

Applicant:  Travac Development Ltd

PL 19/446 – Planning Permission for development consisting of development at this site of 0.24 hectares at Swanpoint, including works to the existing quay wall a protected structure in the Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023 Record of Protected Structures.  The development will consist of:  a) amendments and completion of unfinished Swanpoint building previously approved under planning ref 0470099 to provide 54 no. hotel bedrooms and circa. 2,946 m2 of office space in place of the previously approved 64 no. apartments and 2 no. retail units,  b) retention of as constructed elevations,  c) ground and first floor extensions circa. 136 m2 to form part of the proposed office space,  d) new 2nd floor link between existing hotel and Swanpoint building circa 37 m2,  e) refurbishment of the existing quay wall a protected structure as per the Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023),  f) extension of 2 no. existing staircores and associated link corridors,  g) proposed roof top services including heat pumps and solar panels,  h) proposed landscape plan and all associated site works.  The documents to be submitted as part of this planning application will include a Natura Impact Statement at Swanpoint, Fish Quay, Sligo, Co Sligo.

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PL 18/345

Planning Permission for development consisting of the continued use and operation of the existing permitted quarry (Planning Reg. Ref. 02/271), the deepening of the quarry area by a further bench, from -34.5m OD to -50m OD, within an extraction area of c. 10.9ha and the provision of a settlement lagoon (c. 2,830m2), all within an overall application area of c. 18 hectares.  The application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS).  Significant Further Information has been furnished to the Planning Authority in respect of this proposed development at Aghamore Near and, Carrownamaddoo Townlands, Co. Sligo.

PL 18/345 - Natura Impact Statement - 10,449 kbs  PDF

PL 19/186

Planning Permission for development consisting of permission for the importation of soil and stone for the raising of an agricultural field in order to improve the agricultural output of the field.  The proposal involves the importation of 15,890m or 23,835 tonnes of soil and stone.  The area of the proposed filling is 13,209m2.  A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has been prepared and will be submitted to the authority with this application all at Derrydarragh or Oakfield, Sligo. 

PL 19/186 - Natura Impact Statement (PDF) - 1,810 kbs  PDF

PL 19/160

Planning Permission for development consisting of an amendment to the permitted grid connection (Ref. No. PL16/422).  The amended grid connection will be from the Black Lough Wind Farm at Tawnamore, Co. Sligo (Ref. No. PL17/93 to the permitted control building at Cloonkeelaun (Ref. No. PL 16/422), traversing the townlands of Tawnamore and Cloonkeelaun.  The development will consisting of a 20kv cable extending to (a) circa 2.3 kilometres of overhead line supported by a single wooden poles, (b)  approximately 240m of underground cabling extending from turbine T2 at Black Lough to the first wooden pole and (c)  approximately 100m of underground cabling from the southern-most pole of the proposed overhead line to the control building at Cloonkeelaun.  An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) will be submitted to the planning authority to the planning authority with the application at Tawnamore and Cloonkeelaun, Co. Sligo on behalf of John Hallinan.

PL19/160 - Natura Impact Statement (PDF) - 14,483 kbs  PDF

PL 18/210

Natura Impact Statement accompanying application by Irish Water for “Development consisting of permission to upgrade the existing water treatment plant (WTP) at Gortersluin, Lough Talt, Co Sligo.  This development will consist of containerised process units, tank structures, construction of an entrance/egress onto the R294 (with existing entrance to be closed off), landscaping and site development works (including cut and fill and retaining walls) and associated ancillary works at the existing water treatment plant site, at Gortersluin, Lough Talt, Co Sligo.  The development also includes the installation of an irrigation system at a site adjacent to Lough Talt in the townland of Gortersluin, 2 km north-west of the existing water treatment plant.  A Natura Impact Statement in respect of the application has been prepared and will be submitted to the planning authority with the planning application”

Appendix C - Volume 1 - Screening for Appropriate Assessment Article 6(3) and Natura Impact Statement Article 6(4) (PDF) - 16,365 kbs  PDF
Appendix D Volume 2 - Article 6(4) Assessment of Alternatives and Imperative Reasons of Overriding Public Interest (PDF) - 4,943 kbs  PDF
Appendix E Volume 3 - Article 6(4) Compensatory Measures (PDF) - 3,200 kbs  PDF

To access all documents pertaining to the planning application, please go to http://www.eplanning.ie/SligoCC/searchtypes