Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell has spoken out in relation to the Monster Sewage Plant proposed for North County Dublin as residents make their final submissions into Fingal County Council.
“For numerous reasons including environmental, health and congestion, this has become an issue of grave concern to the residents in north county Dublin.
“North Dublin has a rapidly growing population and over the next twenty years will see an increase in necessary social infrastructure such as schools, community, transport and care centres.
“I do not believe that this waste water facility is the solution to treat Dublin’s sewage waste, and am acutely aware of the desire by many smaller communities in north county Dublin to treat their own waste within their own communities.
“It is worth noting that the project will require planning permission, which will be subject to an environmental impact assessment and will require a foreshore licence. Each of these has a statutory public consultation element to it so constituents will have several opportunities to air their views on this matter.
“It is my intention to ensure that the north county landscape and horticultural market is protected, and that we retain the market garden status where a majority of the country’s vegetables are grown.
“It is my responsibility to protect the future of Fingal and I will ensure that this process does not undermine the needs of our community.”