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St David’s medical waste incinerator gets go-ahead

The location of the proposed medical waste incineration facility. (Image from planning documents).

A proposal to build a facility in St David’s to incinerate medical waste has been given the green light by the Department of Planning.

The application by MediWaste proposed the erection of a new structure on industrially zoned land on Wallers Point Road in Southside which would process medical waste from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, as well as medical offices, veterinarian clinics, tattoo parlours and pharmacies.

The proposed facility would include a main processing building, located at the centre of the site, along with a detached site office and detached storage container to the west of the main building.

The plans were recommended for approval by a planning officer, who said in a report that the proposal was in keeping with the industrial park area.

The Development Applications Board reviewed the application last week and, according to the minutes of the meeting, approved it without questions or comments.

Conditions of the approval include that development should begin within two years, and that for the sake of visual amenity, any trees or shrubs shown in the plans should be replaced if they are killed or damaged.

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Published September 07, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated September 07, 2022 at 7:53 am)

St David’s medical waste incinerator gets go-ahead

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