Farmer wants to deposit 25,000 tonnes of material on land near Portarlington

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

Laois County Council HQ Portlaoise

Laois County Council.

Permission is being sought from Laois County Council to deposit 25,000 tonnes of material on farmland near Portarlington.

Mr Patrick Lane is in the process of applying to the local authority to deposit inert material including, clay, silt, sand, gravel on topsoil on his land at Kilmullen.

The application states that the work is being carried out for the completion of improvement of agricultural land on his farm. He wants permission to deposit a maximum of 5,000 per annum over a maximum of five years.

The application relates to an activity requiring a waste facility permit or certificate of registration.