Local TD welcomes Bord na Mona Planning Consent
Planning Decision in Bord na Mona Welcome.
An Bord Pleanála should not cause any further delay.
Laois/Offaly Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has “welcomed the decision to allow Bord na Mona to apply for substitute planning consent for this year’s peat harvest. This decision was meant to be made in March but has been unduly delayed by An Bord Pleanála.
“The decision is good news for Bord na Mona workers in Laois/Offaly and South Kildare whose employment prospects for this year were been put in jeopardy. This includes workers in Cul na Mona in Laois and Kilberry in South Kildare along with those in Offaly that supply peat to Edenderry power station and Derrinlough Briquette Factory.
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The application now and needs to be processed quickly by An Bord Pleanána as there have been enough delays in this process. The decision in this was to be made in March but regrettably 2 months of very dry weather which would have been very suitable for peat harvesting have been lost. I’m calling on An Bord Pleanána to grant this without any further delay.