13.25 Seveso Sites

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 09:00 - 12 Mar, 2021, 17:00

13.25 Seveso sites

(Control of Major Accident Hazards involving Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 209 of 2015) (the “COMAH Regulations”), implement the Seveso III Directive (2012/18/EU). Part 7 of the COMAH regulations 2015 provides that appropriate consultation procedures must be put in place to ensure that before decisions are taken, technical advice is available to Planning Authorities in respect of:

(a) the siting and development of new establishments;

(b) modifications to establishments of the type described in Regulation 12(1);

(c) new developments including transport routes, locations of public use and residential areas in the vicinity of establishments, where the siting, modifications or developments may be the source of, or increase the risk or consequences of, a major accident.

There are two Seveso sites within the County located on the Tullaroan Road in Kilkenny city and at Christendom in the Ferrybank area in the environs of Waterford City. In considering alterations, extensions etc within existing Seveso sites the Council will be guided by Technical advice provided by The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in respect of any planning applications in addition to normal planning considerations.

Similarly, for planning applications within the Seveso Consultation Distance of the perimeter of the Seveso site the Planning Authority will be guided by advice provided by the HAS in addition to normal planning criteria.