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Manahan Planners,

38 Dawson Street,

Dublin 2,    Ireland.



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The Section below contains a Portfolio of  past projects.

The recent  introduction of Incineration  to Ireland   as a method  of disposing of waste has created the downstream  need for the disposal of the ash remnant of the incineration process. 

The National Waste Management Strategy  recommends a single Hazardous Waste Management Facility  be created to serve the entire island of Ireland. It also recommends that it be co-located with an existing waste disposal facility, be located on the national motorway network, within reasonable distance of existing and proposed incinerators.

Manahan Planners, together with Patel Tonra, Environmental Consultants,  were retained by Murphy Environmental Holywood Ltd (MEHL) to carry out a Site Suitability  Study  to see if their existing land fill facility at Holywood in the rural uplands of  North County Dublin was suitable and would meet the criteria  for the location of a national hazardous waste facility. The study concluded that it would.

MEHL then commenced the process of carrying out a Strategic Infrastructure Development Application to An Bord Pleanala.  The engineering proposal  and project was designed by White Yound Green and unusually the client engaged a different company (ARUP) to prepare the EIS. This was to ensure that the project designers and project assessors  were two different companies. Manahan Planners provided the planning inputs and contributed (along with Patel Tonra) to the overall management of the project.

The planning issues included showing that the project would not  be inconsistent with the  high amenity zoning of the area  and would not increase traffic and activity over and above that existing and approved in previous permissions.

The Board held a three week Oral Hearing  where the team was ably marshalled by Rory Mulcahy BL.

The Board then granted permission on time and without any requests for additional information.  In our view this was due to the quality, completeness and thoroughness  of the information lodged. This was  due mainly  to the leadership of the MEHL General Manager, Patricia Rooney.

The WYG team was ably led by Michael Cunningham. Michael unfortunately was receiving treatment during the oral hearing for his recently diagnosed cancer. Sadly he has passed away since the completion of the project.