HRA PLANNING were engaged to undertake an independent evaluation of the Eirgrid Strategic Infrastructure proposal for the North South Electrical Inter-connector and to deliver written and oral evidence at the An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearing.
The project covered some 200km in length and through several counties. The evidence was based on a balanced cross-examination of the proposal with; normal planning requirements; with national, regional and site-specific planning policy objectives and; to determine whether the environmental impact assessment (EIS) was conducted in accordance with the EU Directive on Environmental Impact Assessment.
Shortly after gross deficiencies with the application and with the EIS had been identified and highlighted by evidence to An Bord Pleanála, the planning application was withdrawn by the promoter.
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