High Court rules against An Taisce’s legal challenge to Glanbia cheese plant

A decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the €150 million dairy factory has been upheld despite environmental group’s concerns

20th April, 2021
High Court rules against An Taisce’s legal challenge to Glanbia cheese plant
Glanbia Ireland has been granted planning permission to build a new continental cheese plant in Co Kilkenny. Picture: Getty

The High Court has upheld a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission to Glanbia Ireland, the largest dairy processor in the country, to build a new continental cheese plant in Belview, Co Kilkenny.

An Taisce, the environmental NGO, had opposed the new facility on the grounds that the planning board had failed to take into account the full environmental and climate impact of the proposed factory.

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