Natura Impact Statements

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

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

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