Athenry quarry seeks permission to retain concrete mixing plant

Galway Daily news Planning approval sought to reopen quarry near Tuam

A quarry outside Athenry is seeking permission to retain a concrete batching plant.

Coshla Quarry at Barrettspark, Athenry is seeking retention permission for an extension to its existing batching plant which does have planning permission.

A batching plant is the name given to equipment which combines ingredients to create large quantities of concrete.

An Appropriate Assessment Screening Report was submitted as part of this planning application which stated that the plant has no impact on any designated EU conservation site.

Planning permission was originally granted for the main concrete batching plant in 2009.

Coshla Quarries Limited are requesting permission to retain an extension which was built “to provide an alternative batching plant for use during any breakdown of the permitted plant”.

According to the developer it is not intended for the extra plant to expand on the quarry’s capacity in any way, but just to serve as a backup.

The plant in question consists of two cement silos, mixing tanks, a control room, ramps, and offices.

Galway county council is due to make a decision on this planning application by June 2.