Fingal County Council

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Balleally Landfill Surface Water Project: Fingal County Council

6/03/2017

We have recently been appointed by Fingal County Council to provide Consultant Engineering services for works at Balleally Landfill. Balleally Landfill is a closed landfill operated by Fingal County Council under license from the Environmental Protection Agency. The entrance area to the site has been affected by repeated and severe flooding which has often resulted in the public road being closed and access to the site being severely restricted.

Fingal County Council’s strategic objective for the site is the development of a large public amenity which will include walking trails and bird watching facilities. These works are an integral part of the overall development plan to ensure year-round access to the site.

 

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WRAP Wales Framework

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WRAP Wales Framework

6/03/2017

Fehily Timoney and Company have recently been appointed to the WRAP Wales framework. We will work with Resource Futures (resourcefutures.co.uk) and Eunomia Research and Consultant (Eunomia.co.uk). The purpose of the framework is to assist Wales local authority in increasing and improving recycling and recovery rates through their existing Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Networks.

FT will provide Eunomia and Resource Futures with specialist civil engineering advisory services for the development of HWRCs, including outline design, layout and the development of cost estimates for proposed works.

 

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Monaghan County Council

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Scotch Corner Landfill Capping Contract: Monaghan County Council

6/03/2017

Fehily Timoney and Company have been appointed by Monaghan County Council to provide Consultant Engineering services for works at Scotch Corner Landfill.

FT will design and provide the specification of the landfill cap, including landfill gas abstraction infrastructure. We will also be Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) for the works and will prepare of all contract and tender documentation in line with the GCC form of contract. We will also be responsible for tender management and assessment and provide full-time, onsite construction supervisory services and contracts management for all works.

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Tipperary County Council

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Donohill Landfill Capping and Civic Amenity: Tipperary County Council

Fehily Timoney and Co. have been appointed by Tipperary County Council to provide Consultant Engineering services for works at Donohill Landfill. FT will provide the design and specification of the landfill cap, including landfill gas abstraction infrastructure. We will also design and provide specification of the civic amenity upgrade works, including structural design.

Our role extends into being the Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) for the works and the preparation of all contract and tender documentation in line with the GCC form of contract. We will also provide tender management and assessment as well as full-time, onsite construction supervisory services and contracts management for all works.

 

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East Galway Landfill

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East Galway Landfill – Galway County Council

FT was appointed by Galway County Council to provide engineering and environmental consultancy services to East Galway Landfill near Ballinasloe. It is a four-year contract. East Galway landfill is an operational site, having reopened to waste acceptance in August 2016 following a three-year closure. It is one of four operational landfills in the Country.

FT will be responsible for the design of future cell areas and landfill capping. FT will provide construction supervision. FT is responsible for IED licence compliance monitoring and reporting for the landfill. This includes topographical survey, slope stability assessments, bund and pipeline integrity assessments, environmental monitoring and reporting.

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Fingal County Council

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Fingal County Council – Environmental Monitoring

FT was appointed by Fingal County Council (DLRCC) to carry out licence compliance monitoring and reporting at two landfill facilities, Balleally Landfill in Lusk and Dunsink Landfill in Finglas for a three-year period. Under the terms of the contract, FT carries out all license compliance monitoring on site on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual basis of surface water, groundwater, leachate, landfill gas, dust, PM10 and noise.

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Dun Laoghaire County Council

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Dun Laoghaire County Council – Environmental Monitoring

FT was appointed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) to carry out waste licence compliance monitoring and reporting at Ballyogan Landfill and Recycling Facility, Ballyogan Road, Carrickmines, Dublin 18, over three years.  FT had previously performed this monitoring contract from 2014 to 2016.

Ballyogan is a large, closed landfill on a 50 ha site, 43 ha of which is landfill. There is an operational recycling facility and a closed baling facility within the licence boundary. Monitoring takes place on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual basis. FT carries out surface water, groundwater, leachate, landfill gas, dust, noise and sewer monitoring under the contract. FT is the nominated contact for the EPA for the licence.

 


 

Dun Laoghaire County Council – Environmental Consultancy

FT was appointed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) as environmental and engineering consultants of Ballyogan Landfill and Recycling Facility, Ballyogan Road, Carrickmines, Dublin 18. This is a three-year contract.   Under this contract, FT provides all engineering and environmental consultancy services to DLRCC with respect to the licensed facility.

 

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SEAI Contract Support

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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Contract Support

FT is currently working with the SEAI in the enforcement of its Energy Labelling Regulations, the Tyre Labelling Regulations and the Eco-design Regulations.

FT previously supported the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) (now Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) in a similar role. This function is currently transitioning from DCCAE to SEAI and FT is supporting this process. We are undertaking inspections and providing input and investigations to specific aspects of the enforcement function.

The Energy Labelling Regulations and the Tyre Labelling Regulations places a requirement on retailers to display an appropriate label on relevant products (e.g. washing machines, TVs, tyres) that provide useful information in relation to energy consumption and other factors. The data helps inform a customer when purchasing a product.

FT undertook 90 inspections in a 6-week period in November and December 2016, to ascertain levels of compliance at relevant retail outlets.

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New Materials Processing Facility

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Thorntons Recycling, Millennium Business Park Materials Processing Facility

FT has recently submitted an application to An Bord Pleanála under the Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) provisions of the Planning & Development Act, on behalf of Thorntons Recycling, for the development of a material processing and transfer facility at a site at Millennium Business Park, Cappagh Road, Dublin.

The proposed facility will be capable of processing up to 170,000 tonnes per annum of municipal solid waste (MSW) with the principal activity at the site being the production of solid recovered fuel (SRF) from the incoming wastes that will be used as an alternative fuel in the cement industry, thus substituting fossil fuels. Thorntons Recycling already produces SRF at its other sites and wishes to expand its production with this proposed facility.

FT undertook all aspects of this project, which comprised the development of a preliminary design from a number of conceptual options, such that development detail was progressed to an extent to support planning drawings and EIS preparation.

The EIS was prepared wholly in-house, with the exception of specialist odour modelling, and included specific ecological assessment related to bats and invasive species, as well as AA preparation. We managed the entire SID process from initial pre-application requested through to submission and are currently finalising the industrial emissions (IE) licence application to be submitted to the EPA.

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Planning & Development Legislation

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Planning & Development Legislation

housing-actThe Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 is now available on Irish Statute Book: (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/act/17/section/5/enacted/en/html). We await clarification on some aspects of this Act with the publication of legislation in the coming months.

 

Part 2 of the Act amends the Planning and Development Act 2000, by creating a category of development called Strategic Housing Developments providing a route for determination of planning consent through a new division of An Bord Pleanála.

 

Strategic-Housing-Application-ProcessWhat does Strategic Housing Development mean?

 

  • The development of 100 or more houses on land zoned for residential use or for a mixture of residential and other uses,
  • The development of student accommodation units which, when combined, contain 200 or more bed spaces, on land the zoning of which facilitates the provision of student accommodation or a mixture of student accommodation and other uses thereon, or
  • The alteration of an existing planning permission granted under section 34 where the proposed alteration relates to development specified in paragraph a) or b).

 

 

 

 

 

What does this mean for developers?

 

  • A determination timeframe of a minimum 25 weeks including consultation (i.e. 9 weeks’ consultation and 16 weeks for refusal or grant of permission).
  • The Act insists that all information necessary to determine the application must be submitted to An Bord Pleanála at the time of application, there is no opportunity for further information requests. If the request to make an application does not contain all the information necessary, the application can be returned by the Board;

 

Fehily Timoney & Company is ideally positioned in this sector with the in-house disciplines of planning, hydrology, geo-tech engineering, scientists, ecology and civil and structural engineering. In addition, our planning and EIA experience on some of the largest Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) projects in the Country has provided us with the knowledge and expertise in making legally robust planning applications and EIA’s for such proposals which is akin to this newly adopted approach taken by the Government for Strategic Housing Development.

FTC are happy to discuss your housing proposal and provide expert knowledge on the procedural and technical process of making a robust application to An Bord Pleanála. Please contact Jim.Hughes@nullftco.ie.

Download: Strategic-Housing-Application

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