Consultancy for Irish Planning Board
During the spring of 2016, Aqua Vision was asked by the Irish Planning Board (also known under its Gaelic name: ‘An Bord Pleanála’), to advise in a project concerning a new waste-to-energy plant near Cork harbor in the south of Ireland. The Planning Board has to decide whether or not to give a permit for the construction this facility. This plant would be built near a coastline, and the question has arisen if the erosion of this coastline might be a threat to the proposed waste-incineration plant. Aqua Vision’s role in this process was to assess whether the available studies into this coastal erosion were sufficient for the Planning Board to make a good decision. This also meant visiting the project site near the town of Ringaskiddy, being present at the public hearings and asking questions to the company that wants to build the plant. The Planning Board is still in the process of making their decision.