Concern Raised Regarding Fuel Pipeline

13 Apr 2015

A number of local residents have expressed concern about the proposed fuel pipeline from Dublin Port to Dublin Airport which crosses the edge of Clontarf. The planning notices for this project appeared locally in recent days.

For information, the planning application was submitted on 10/4/15. The Dublin City Council Reference No. is 2552/15 and the last date for objections is 12/5/15.

We have also been contacted today by local Councillor Seán Haughey who has issued the following press release:

Aviation Fuel Pipeline to link Dublin Port and Airport

Fingleton White on behalf of Independent Pipeline Company has applied to Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council for an aviation fuel pipeline linking Dublin Port and Dublin Airport.

The proposed 14.4km route for this steel pipeline is along East Wall Road, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf Road, Howth Road, Copeland Ave., Malahide Road (from Donnycarney to Clare Hall) and the R139.

"I am very concerned about this project. Many local residents are simply unaware that this pipeline will be passing by their front doors and those that have heard about it have serious health and safety worries. The promoters of this development have not done enough to inform affected householders about their proposals", said Cllr. Haughey.

"The pipeline will carry Jet A1 aviation fuel and will only be 1.2m below the surface. Residents need to be informed of the implications of this."

"In addition the construction of the pipeline will take about 10 months to complete and there will be major traffic disruption and diversions in place during this period. This is at a time when traffic volumes are already reaching unsustainable levels. Noise during the construction phase will also be a big problem."

"Fingleton White now needs to urgently explain these plans to the public and address the legitimate concerns expressed concerning this proposal.  I am fully committed to representing the views of local residents as this application moves through the planning process", concluded Cllr. Haughey.

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