Athy man John Lynch takes An Bord Pleanála to court over approval of €200m Diageo brewery in Newbridge

John Lynch said the facility – which is set to operate 24 a day, 365 days a year – should be located in Athy, citing environmental concerns

The new Diageo brewery is to be built on a 21.36 hectare site at the IDA Newbridge Business and Technology Park

A County Kildare man has lodged High Court proceedings against An Bord Pleanála over its decision to give Diageo the green light for a €200 million brewery in Newbridge.

John Lynch, from Athy, lodged papers in the High Court last week seeking to quash an ABP decision regarding plans for brewery set to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The facility is due to brew lagers and ales including Carlsberg, Hop House ...