Greenstar refused go-ahead for waste-processing facility

By Brendan Grehan

GREENSTAR has been refused permission by South Dublin County Council to create a single waste-processing facility in Greenogue Industrial Estate in Rathcoole.

Starrus Eco Holdings Ltd trading as Greenstar had applied for permission to amalgamate Units 14a and 14b of Greenogue Industrial Estate into a single waste-processing facility.

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The Greenstar facility in Greenogue Industrial Estate

They had applied for permssion to demolish a 60-metre-long by six-metre-high internal wall, a single-storey site office and the removal of three Portacabin offices.

They had also applied for a change of use from timber recycling to hazardous waste processing and construction of a new hazardous waste processing Building A (1,831 sq m) with a 14.58 ridge height all at Unit 14A.

 Greenstar had also applied to construct an extension (1,000 sq m) with a 14.60m ridge height to Building B; new two storey offices (288 sq m) with a 8.5m ridge height, a new weighbridge and weighbridge office (40 sq m) and alterations to existing site layout to provide 25 car-parking spaces, four truck-parking spaces and 24 bicycle stands all at Unit 14B.

Greenstar had also applied for permssion for new internal circulation road and the relocation of existing weighbridge, a new weighbridge and for alterations to the surface water drainage systems.

They had also applied for permission for installation of an aqueous waste treatment plant in the new waste processing Building A, for installation of a sewage sludge treatment plant in the extended waste processing Building B and and associated odour control unit (32 sq m) with 18m high stack and for the installation of a waste oil recovery plant in the extended waste processing Building B and associated natural gas boiler house and stores (102 sq m) with 16m high stack.

Greenstar had also applied for permssion for installation of a waste oil re-refining plant and storage tanks in the extended processing Building B and associated de-asphalting and fractionating columns (60 sq m total floor area) both with 16m high stacks and all ancillary and associated works.

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