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Barrigone Waste Management

Roadstone commissioned MKO to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) to accompany a planning application for the infilling of a quarry void to return the land to beneficial use. MKO was the overall project manager responsible for preparing the EIAR and planning application. Input from several specialists was also required during the project. Limerick County Council is currently reviewing the planning application.

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Project challenges

The Barrigone Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Barrigone proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA) is adjacent to the site’s north, east, northwest, and southeast boundaries. Following the completion of the infilling works, the natural colonisation of plant species will occur from the seed bank within the redistributed topsoil. Therefore, It is anticipated that a species-rich calcareous grassland and scrub mosaic would develop, resulting in higher ecological value than the habitats present before restoration

MKO prepared the EIAR to document the current state of the environment in the vicinity of the proposed development site and quantify the likely significant effects of the proposed development on the environment. MKO and the project teams detailed understanding of the ecological aspects of the proposed development site and the surrounding area allowed us to support the quarry operator in overcoming the ecological challenges at the site. The assessments concluded that the proposed development would have a significant positive impact on biodiversity anticipated at the local scale geographic scale due to the proposed infilling and restoration works.

Main services provided


Strategic planning advice


Pre-application consultation


EIAR preparation


Planning application preparation and management


Waste Licence Application

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