7.5.2 Development Management Requirements

opendate_range22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm
7.5.2 Development Management Requirements:
 
  • The Council will require adherence to the EPA Guidelines- Environmental Management in the Extractive Industry as a standard for the extractive industry in Kilkenny.
  • The Council will ensure that all existing workings shall be rehabilitated and that all future extraction activities will allow for the rehabilitation of pits and proper land use management. 
    • The Council may require that development is phased and that each phase is rehabilitated before the next phase is developed/commenced;
    • The Council shall require applicants to submit a restoration programme with their application on the manner and timing of restoration;
    • The Council will consider the current land/quarry resource of the applicant and may seek that current quarries are restored before new sites are developed.
  • The Council will seek to minimise environmental and other impacts of mineral extraction through rigorous application of licensing, development control and enforcement requirements for quarry and other associated developments including, but not limited to, consideration of visual impacts, methods of extraction, noise levels, dust prevention, protection of  ground and surface waters, impacts on residential and other amenities, impacts on the road network (particularly with regard to making good any damage to roads), road safety, phasing, re-instatement and landscaping of worked sites.
  • The Council will ensure that any extractive development does not significantly impact on existing public rights of way, walking routes, or tourist or recreational activities.
  • The Council will consider the current land/quarry resource of the applicant and may seek that current quarries are restored before new sites are developed.

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