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Roscommon County Council requests immediate end to construction of bioplant in village of Tibohine

Roscommon County Council has requested an immediate end to construction of a bioplant in the village of Tibohine in west Roscommon.

In a statement to Midwest News, on behalf of Tibohine Action Group, a spokesperson said concerns of alleged breaches of planning conditions had been raised with the council by the group, which is opposed to the facility given its proximity to homes and the local National School.

The spokesperson said that the group has received a copy of the letter from Roscommon County Council to Biocore Environmental, the company involved in the development of the waste plant.

The correspondence from the council to Biocore contains an Enforcement Notice demanding an immediate end to the construction of the facility as it is an unauthorised development.

The notice not only demands that construction ceases on the site, but gives Biocore twelve weeks to remove all unauthorised developments as constructed on the site, and eighteen weeks to reinstate the lands to their pre-development condition.

The spokesperson says it has been a long eight year battle against a development which started out as a Biopark in 2008 and quickly became a waste plant.

The spokesperson said we never had any issue with the principle of a Biopark, but the location was an issue. 

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