Environmental Impact Assessment Reports

This is a list of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) received by Sligo County Council:

PL 21/236

Applicant: Lagan Materials Ltd

Location: Aghamore Near, Aghamore Far and Carrownamaddoo townlands, Co. Sligo

Planning Description:

Development consisting of the recommencement of quarry operations within previously permitted quarry extraction area (c. 10.9ha), deepening of the previously permitted quarry area by 2 no. extractive benches from c. - 21m OD to -50m OD, recommencement of aggregate processing (crushing and screening) within the existing processing area, located to the east of the local road that bisects the site, provision of a settlement lagoon (c. 2,830m2), provision of a 2 no. wheelwashes, provision of a double stacked portacabin office; provision of a wastewater treatment system, additional stockproof/trespass proof boundary fencing, all within an application area of c. 22.5 hectares.

The Planning application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS).

Cover & Contents (PDF) - 1,335 kbs  PDF
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF) - 20,253 kbs  PDF
Chapter 2 - Project Description (PDF) - 24,468 kbs  PDF
Chapter 3 - Alternatives (PDF) - 1,713 kbs  PDF
Chapter 4 - Population and Human Health (PDF) - 4,559 kbs  PDF
Chapter 5 - Biodiversity (PDF) - 15,311 kbs  PDF
Chapter 6 - Land, Soils and Geology (PDF) - 4,822 kbs  PDF
Chapter 7 - Water (PDF) - 18,549 kbs  PDF
Appendix 1-4 (PDF) - 20,874 kbs  PDF
Appendix 5-6 (PDF) - 22,445 kbs  PDF
Appendix 7-20 (PDF) - 18,537 kbs  PDF
Appendix 21-24 (PDF) - 20,344 kbs  PDF
Chapter 8 - Air (PDF) - 5,137 kbs  PDF
Chapter 9 - Climate (PDF) - 2,201 kbs  PDF
Chapter 10 - Noise and Vibration (PDF) - 4,636 kbs  PDF
Chapter 11 - Material Assets (PDF) - 1,809 kbs  PDF
Chapter 12 - Cultural Heritage (PDF) - 4,037 kbs  PDF
Chapter 13 - Landscape (PDF) - 15,127 kbs  PDF
Chapter 14 - Traffic (PDF) - 2,623 kbs  PDF
Appendix A - TRICS Output (PDF) - 652 kbs  PDF
Appendix B - Traffic Survey Data (PDF) - 1,282 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 1 Site 1 (R287/L3603 Junction) (PDF) - 18,674 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 1 Site 2 (Quarry Access) (PDF) - 2,510 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modellng Results - Scenario 1 Site 2 (Quarry Processing Junction) (PDF) - 18,356 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 1 Site 3 (R284/L3603 Junction) (PDF) - 18,080 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 2 Site 1 (R287/L3603 Junction) (PDF) - 18,241 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 2 Site 2 (Quarry Access) (PDF) - 13,992 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 2 Site 2 (Quarry Processing Junction) (PDF) - 18,433 kbs  PDF
Appendix C - Traffic Modelling Results - Scenario 2 Site 3 (R284/L3603 Junction) (PDF) - 18,159 kbs  PDF
Appendix D – Quarry Access Sightlines (PDF) - 1,707 kbs  PDF
Chapter 15 - Interactions Summary (PDF) - 1,617 kbs  PDF

PL 20/251

Planning Permission for development consisting of a ten-year planning permission for a renewable energy development with a 30-year operational life (from the date of commissioning of the renewable energy development). The entirety of the renewable energy development constitutes the provision of a ten-turbine wind farm and all associated site works on lands in both Counties Leitrim and Sligo. The development will consist of:

  1. Construction of up to 2 no. wind turbines with a maximum overall blade tip height of up to 170 metres and associated underground hardstand areas;
  2. 1 no. permanent Meteorological Mast with maximum height of up to 100 metres,
  3. All associated underground electrical and communications cabling connecting the turbines to the proposed wind farm 38kV electricity substation (which is proposed to be located in the townland of Garvagh Glebe, Co Leitrim);
  4. Upgrade of existing tracks, roads and provision of new site access roads;
  5. Recreation and amenity works, including marked trails and associated recreation and amenity signage;
  6. Site drainage;
  7. Permanent signage;
  8. Ancillary forestry felling to facilitate construction and operation of the proposed development; and
  9. All associated site development works.

A concurrent planning application is being lodged with Leitrim County Council in relation to the elements of the project that are within County Leitrim (which include the provision of 8 no. wind turbines, electrical substation, underground cabling, connection to national electricity grid, access tracks/roads, access junction improvements, amenity works and all associated works). An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development and will be submitted with the application.

Townlands of Carrowmore and Carrownyclowan, County Sligo.

The project is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment. 

The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the office of the Planning Authority at City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, during its opening hours from 10am and 4pm daily and online by going to our website at http://www.eplanning.ie/SligoCC/AppFileRefDetails/20251/0 where you can access and view the planning application as submitted.  A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the offices of the Planning Authority or to the following e-mail address planning@sligococo.ie on payment of the prescribed fee, €20.00, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority.   You can contact our offices by telephone for processing the payment of this fee by credit/debit card.  In deciding on an application, the Planning Authority must take all written comments into consideration.  The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report 

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 1 - 75) (PDF) - 11,099 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 76 - 150) (PDF) - 20,843 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 151 - 225) (PDF) - 28,761 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 226 - 300) (PDF) - 10,032 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 301 - 322) (PDF) - 1,269 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 323) (PDF) - 23,584 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 324) (PDF) - 6,452 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 325) (PDF) - 23,506 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 326 - 350) (PDF) - 9,267 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 351 - 400) (PDF) - 17,250 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 401 - 450) (PDF) - 19,523 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 451 - 525) (PDF) - 18,049 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 526 - 600) (PDF) - 12,303 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 601 - 650) (PDF) - 3,243 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 651 - 700) (PDF) - 27,012 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 701 - 750) (PDF) - 23,306 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Tech Summary and Main Report (pages 751 - 966) (PDF) - 17,797 kbs  PDF

PL 20/251 EIAR Volume 2 - Photomontage Booklet

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 2 - Photomontage Booklet (pages 1-26) (PDF) - 16,670 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 2 - Photomontage Booklet (pages 27-50) (PDF) - 15,418 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 2 - Photomontage Booklet (pages 51-73) (PDF) - 14,946 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 2 - Photomontage Booklet (pages 74-103) (PDF) - 28,288 kbs  PDF

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 1-100) (PDF) - 15,510 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 101-200) (PDF) - 23,161 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 201-235) (PDF) - 27,894 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 236-250) (PDF) - 16,486 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 251-450) (PDF) - 27,342 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 451-490) (PDF) - 24,363 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 491-600) (PDF) - 15,935 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 601-650) (PDF) - 14,046 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 651-800) (PDF) - 21,452 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3a - Appendix 2-1 - 6-5 (Pages 801-893) (PDF) - 7,734 kbs  PDF

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3b - Appendix 7-1 - 14-2

PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3b - Appendix 7-1 - 14-2 (Pages 1-150) (PDF) - 19,317 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3b - Appendix 7-1 - 14-2 (Pages 151-190) (PDF) - 21,483 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3b - Appendix 7-1 - 14-2 (Pages 191-250) (PDF) - 16,312 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3b - Appendix 7-1 - 14-2 (Pages 251-450) (PDF) - 20,072 kbs  PDF
PL 20/251 - EIAR Volume 3b - Appendix 7-1 - 14-2 (Pages 451-733) (PDF) - 19,169 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

  1. circa 2.3 kilometres of overhead line supported by a single wooden poles,
  2. approximately 240m of underground cabling extending from turbine T2 at Black Lough to the first wooden pole and
  3. 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 - EIAR Volume 1 - Non Technical Summary (PDF) - 5,489 kbs  PDF
PL19/160 - EIAR Volume 2 - Main Report (PDF) - 22,953 kbs  PDF
PL19/160 - EIAR Volume 3 - Appendices (PDF) - 1,279 kbs  PDF
PL19/160 - Appendix - EIS (PDF) - 16,675 kbs  PDF

PL 18/345

Planning permission by Lagan Bitumen Ltd. for development on site at Aghamore Near and Carrownamaddoo townlands, Co. Sligo.  This development will consist 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 (2,830m²), all within an overall application area of c.18 hectares.  This planning application will be accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).

Environmental Impact Assessment Report (PDF) - 31,836 kbs  PDF
EIAR Non-Technical Summary (PDF) - 867 kbs  PDF
Figure NTS 1 (PDF) - 5,664 kbs  PDF
Figure NTS 2 (PDF) - 2,367 kbs  PDF
Figure NTS 3 (PDF) - 3,119 kbs  PDF
Figure NTS 4 (PDF) - 3,367 kbs  PDF
AA Screening Report (PDF) - 956 kbs  PDF
Figure 1 (PDF) - 334 kbs  PDF

PL 18/185

Development consisting of:

  1. Internal alterations to accommodate an integrated Bio-Chemical manufacturing facility sized 3,476 sq m, within the existing Abbvie Ballytivnan building.  
  2. New roof-mounted plant and Penthouse Louvres 1.8m high and removal of existing roof-mounted equipment. 
  3. The construction of additional plant room internal mezzanines, sized 645 sq.m within the existing building and an external single storey extension sized 20 sq.m and 9.6 metres high, located to the north of the existing facility.  
  4. A revised yard layout, located to the north of the existing facility, including a new single storey electrical room extension sized 155 sqm. and 7.1 metres high.  
  5. The enclosure of an existing walled yard area with a new roof and cladding, sized 150 sqm, to house chillers.  
  6. The addition of 4 no. new boiler flues, 17.5 metres high above ground level and 500mm diameter.  
  7. 2 no. new above-ground bunded waste water holding tanks, housed in a building sized 110 sq.m and 9 m high, and associated tanker un-loading area.  
  8. 2 no. bunded underground tanks housed in a building sized 75 sq.m and 4 metres high.  
  9. 3 no. cooling towers 9 metres high. A nitrogen tank sized 8 m high and 2 m. diameter, and an emergency generator and its associated diesel tank and its 10 m. high stack.  
  10. Site works include revised road and car parking layouts, additional temporary contactor related car parking for 109 cars located to the east of the existing electrical substation.  Underground and over-ground utilities, landscaping and a landscaped berm.  A single storey sprinkler pumphouse sized 24 sqm. and 6 m. high.  New sprinkler tank and site fencing.  

This application consists of an activity for which a licence under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (as amended) is required and full details of the proposed development and its anticipated environmental impacts will be notified to the Environmental Protection Agency.  An Environmental Impact Assessment Report accompanies this application.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report (PDF) - 5,156 kbs  PDF
EIAR Appendices (PDF) - 3,514 kbs  PDF
EIAR Non-Technical Summary (PDF) - 588 kbs  PDF