Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd. (ADSIL) Strategic Infrastructure Development Planning Application to An Bord Pleanála

Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd. (ADSIL) Strategic Infrastructure Development Planning Application to An Bord Pleanála

 

The proposed development comprises the provision of a double circuit 110kV underground transmission line between the Belcamp 220kV and 110kV Substation (permitted under ABP Ref.: VA0014) located to the north of the R139 and the Darndale 110kV Substation (permitted under DCC Reg. Ref.: 3288/16 & Reg. Ref.: 3874/15) located at the former Diamond Innovations Site, Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park, Dublin 17.

In accordance with Section 182A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd. (ADSIL), gives notice of its intention to make an application for permission/approval to An Bord Pleanála in relation to the following proposed development:

The proposed development comprises the provision of a double circuit 110kV underground transmission line between the Belcamp 220kV and 110kV Substation (permitted under ABP Ref.: VA0014) located to the north of the R139 and the Darndale 110kV Substation (permitted under DCC Reg. Ref.: 3288/16 & Reg. Ref.: 3874/15) located at the former Diamond Innovations Site, Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park, Dublin 17. The proposed transmission line covers a distance of approximately 2 km within the following townlands:

  • Belcamp, Co. Dublin;
  • Clonshaugh, Co. Dublin;
  • Willsborough, Co. Dublin.

The underground cable will follow a route originating at the Darndale Substation extending north along the periphery of a green field site for a distance of c. 180m, before realigning east for a further distance of approximately c. 390m. The route then enters the R139 on the south west side of the roundabout adjacent to the Clayton Hotel. The proposed transmission line proceeds eastwards and runs along the route of the R139 before entering private lands south of the River Mayne. The transmission line then passes under the River Mayne via open cut before entering the Belcamp Substation site from the south. 3 no. joint bays are proposed on each circuit, providing for a total of 6 no. joint bays at 3 no. locations. The development includes adjacent access paths, connections to the two substations, all associated construction works, and all ancillary works.

An Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Natura Impact Statement (Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment) have been prepared in respect of this application.

The planning application, Environmental Impact Assessment Report, and Natura Impact Statement may be inspected free of charge or purchased on payment of a specified fee (which fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such copy) during public opening hours for a period of seven weeks commencing on the 15th of February 2019 at the following locations:

  • The Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, between the hours of 9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday;
  • Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, County Dublin, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and between the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Friday;
  • Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The application may also be viewed/downloaded on the following website: www.darndalebelcampsid.com

Submissions or observations may be made only to An Bord Pleanála ('the Board') 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 during the above-mentioned period of seven weeks relating to - (i) the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development, and

(ii) the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development

(iii) the likely adverse effects on the integrity of a European site,

if carried out.

Any submissions/observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies) and must be received by the Board not later than 5.30 p.m. on the 5th of April 2019. Such submissions/observations must also include the following information:

  • The name of the person making the submission or observation, the name of the person acting on his or her behalf, if any, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
  • The subject matter of the submission or observation, and
  • The reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observation is based in full. (Article 217 of the Planning & Development Regulations refers).

Any submissions or observations which do not comply with the above requirements cannot be considered by the Board.

The Board may at its absolute discretion hold an oral hearing on the application. (For further details see ‘A Guide to Public Participation in Strategic Infrastructure Development' on the Board’s website www.pleanala.ie).

The Board may in respect of an application for permission/ approval decide to-

  1. (i) grant the permission/approval, or

(ii) make such modifications to the proposed development as it specifies in its decision and grant permission/approval in respect of the proposed development as so modified, or

(iii) grant permission/approval in respect of part of the proposed development (with or without specified modifications of it of the foregoing kind),

and any of the above decisions may be subject to or without conditions, or

(b) refuse to grant the permission/approval.

Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Infrastructure Development Section of An Bord Pleanála (Tel. 01- 8588100).

A person may question the validity of any such decision by the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S. I. No.15 of 1986, as amended), in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended. Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the heading Information on cases / Weekly lists - Judicial review of planning decisions on the Board's website www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie.