Joint Planning Application to Relocate Fertilizer Facility from Cork Dockland to Belvelly Port Facility

Joint Planning Application to Relocate Fertilizer Facility from Cork Dockland to Belvelly Port Facility

Thursday 16 April 2020

Joint Planning Application to Relocate Fertilizer Facility from Cork Dockland to Belvelly Port Facility

Online pre-planning consultation, a first for both companies

Goulding and Belvelly Marino Development Company (BMDC) have announced their intention to submit a joint planning application in May to Cork County Council for a proposed development at Belvelly Port Facility. This is the first joint planning application for the site and relates to the relocation of Goulding’s fertilizer facility from the south docklands in Cork City to  Belvelly Port Facility, and also additional BMDC port operational use of the existing jetty to facilitate general dry cargo vessels at Belvelly Port Facility. 

It had been both companies aim to hold public meetings to discuss the proposed development, however considering the current the Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, all information is now being made available online to inform stakeholders of the planning application.

Both companies are encouraging stakeholders to check http://www.portofcork.ie/belvelly-port-facility to review the information and submit their feedback via a dedicated email.

Brendan Kent, COO of Goulding’s said: ‘Goulding’s association with Cork extends as far back as 1856 when the company was formed. It has operated from its current City Docklands site since 1955.The proposed relocation is in accordance with Cork City Council’s Local Area Plan for Docklands. This relocation will be a key enabler for the development of Cork Docklands. It is also consistent with the Port of Cork’s plans to consolidate its activities downstream, which includes delivering on the potential of Belvelly Port Facility as an integral part of the development of Cork Harbour.’

Brendan Keating, Port of Cork Chief Executive said: ‘We are operating in very different times right now due to Covid-19, however we would encourage stakeholders to view the information online and use the dedicated email address info@belvellyportfacility.ie to submit their comments or questions. Comments received will be addressed as appropriate and stakeholders will have the opportunity to make a formal observation to Cork County Council when the application has been lodged.’

All information is available at http://www.portofcork.ie/belvelly-port-facility

ENDS

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Port of Cork Company
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