Council hears residents concerns over Mr Binman depot planning application

Aileen Hahesy

Aileen Hahesy

Residents and businesses near the Mr Binman refuse depot in Carrick-on-Suir are very concerned about a planning application, which they believe seeks to increase the type and amount of waste allowed to be handled at the site.

That’s what Fianna Fail Cllr Kieran Bourke told Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s July meeting about the application under the name of Clearpoint that is currently being considered by the Town Council’s planners.

The Council has requested Clearpoint to submit substantial further information about the application. It seeks permission for the continued use of the deport for the processing and transfer of “permitted non-hazardous waste streams including ancilliary non-hazardous waste types” with an annual capacity reduced to not more than 12,000 tonnes per annum”.

Cllr Bourke along with Independent Cllr Richie O’Neill lodged an objection to the planning application in May.

He said he wanted councillors to know they were very concerned this application meant the company wanted to increase the amount and type of refuse at the depot.

“It’s of concern to residents and businesses up there,” he said.

His comments came a week after South Tipperary Co. Council confirmed it has decided to initiate legal action against Mr Binman over its alleged failure to comply with the conditions of the two waste permits issued for its Carrick-on-Suir muncipal refuse depot.

Cllr Bourke’s party colleague Cllr Sylvia Cooney-Sheehan told the Co. Council meeting residents living near the depot were “extremely concerned” that the company wasn’t enforcing waste permit conditions.