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Submission from Thomas P. Broughan T.D at An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearing on Plan ABP 301908-18 (SID/03/18) of Irish Water for the Greater Dublin Drainage Project

My name is Thomas Broughan and I have represented the communities most affected by the proposed Clonshaugh Wastewater Treatment Plant and the proposed Baldoyle Bay outfall in Dáil Eireann for over 25 years. In the 1980’s I was also founding chairperson of Coolock Development Council and a director of that body and other local development projects, including the Northside Centre for the Unemployed.
Since November 2011, this is my fifth submission opposing the location of the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Clonshaugh and the location of the outfall pipeline through the Portmarnock peninsula into our much loved Baldoyle Bay.

BLOG FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 22ND

At the end of last week and beginning of this week, I sent in lengthy submissions to both Dublin City Council’s and Fingal County Council’s Draft Climate Change Action Plans 2019-2024. I ensured that I included important areas such as transport (including improved cycling infrastructure), waste management and flood resilience. The public consultation is open until Monday, the 25th of March and can be done online at the following web address: https://dublinclimatechange.codema.ie/make-a-submission/.

BROUGHAN ASKS ORAL HEARING TO ABANDON CLONSHAUGH BALDOYLE BAY SEWAGE PLANT

On Wednesday, the 20th of March 2019, the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing on the Greater Dublin Drainage Project €500 million Clonshaugh sewage plant began in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. Deputy Broughan attended the opening session of the oral hearing on Wednesday and will be presenting to the hearing on Friday afternoon, the 22nd of March 2019. The Greater Dublin Drainage Project (GDD) is a proposal to develop a new regional wastewater treatment facility and associated infrastructure to serve Dublin and parts of the surrounding counties of Kildare and Meath. The proposal involves a massive wastewater (or sewage) treatment plant and a major sludge hub to be located just north of the R139/N32 in Clonshaugh.

UPDATE ON THE GREATER DUBLIN DRAINAGE PROJECT

Today, Friday the 27th of July, I submitted my own detailed submission to An Bord Pleanála objecting to the proposed location of the Greater Dublin Drainage Project in Clonshaugh/Baldoyle Bay so close to residential estates. I have been writing to constituents in the neighbouring areas to notify them of the recent plans submitted by Irish Water with regards to the Greater Dublin Drainage project. As you may know, I held meetings and made extensive submissions on earlier phases of this proposal. I remain totally opposed to the location of this project in Clonshaugh and I expressed this opposition strongly in my own submission and I also called for an Oral Hearing. Please see below, a very brief overview of the proposed project and details of the process of how to submit objections to An Bord Pleanála.