Ecocem in new planning dispute over US factory proposal

Author: Barry O'Halloran, Irish Times (Ireland), Published on: 22 March 2016

Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s proposal for a €45 million factory near San Francisco faces a new planning hurdle after a commission ruled the site it has chosen as historically significant...[The] Architectural Heritage and Landmarks Foundation has deemed the old flour mill where Orcem plans to built its factory as “historically significant”, creating an extra planning barrier for the Irish company...

Orcem’s plans already face opposition from locals who argue that they will result in 300 journeys a day by 18-wheel trucks through the proposed factory’s neighbourhood and will boost dust and diesel emissions...

Peter Brooks, president of one opposition group, Fresh Air Vallejo, welcomed the commission’s ruling... 

Orcem has said truck journeys will be limited and has argued that it exceeded the requirements of local planning regulations by extending the period during which the public could inspect its environmental impact study.

 

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