An Taisce notes the direction given by the Supreme Court in respect of the management of its appeal against the granting of planning permission for a cheese plant at Belview, Co. Kilkenny.

We note in particular the assertion of the court that the subject of the appeal raises a fundamental issue going to the very heart of environmental law.

We progress now to the full hearing of that appeal in January which will address the extent of evidence required by the planning authorities to understand the full and ongoing impacts for the environment that are attributable to a given development proposal before that development is granted approval.

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