Additional info is provided for gas-powered power plant

Additional info is provided for gas-powered power plant

By Aideen O'Flaherty

ADDITIONAL information has been filed in relation to plans for the development of a gas-powered power plant in Milltown, Newcastle.

Data and Power Hub Services Ltd, with an address in Meath, submitted their application for planning permission last February.

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Plans have been lodged to develop the gas-powered plant in Newcastle

It is proposed that an existing single-storey stable building; a single-storey house called Little Acre; and its associated garage and other buildings, are to be demolished to make way for the development

However, the applicant noted in their application that they will not be demolishing the part single- and part two-storey property of Bulmer and an agricultural building to the east of the overall site.

The power plant compound of 14,475 sq m is to contain two power units, each with 1.25m height stack (two overall), transformers, air intakes and electrical modules.

The power plant compound will also contain a two-storey administration and workshop building (427 sq m) and LV switchgear building (140 sq m) (567 sq m in total), plus an AGI connection, gas compressor, water tank, water treatment, firewater tank, and pumps.

South Dublin County Council requested further information from the applicant last June, including justification for the form of energy production proposed in relation to climate change and renewable energy policy, and also the suitability of the site for a development of this nature.

The applicant submitted the additional information last month. The local authority has yet to make a decision on the application.

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