Save Our Causeway Coast!
The Old Bushmills Distillery, now owned by Jose Cuervo Tequila, is expanding, and whilst we are all in favour for our hometown and global brand expanding and creating more jobs and expansion of its products, we strongly feel that putting an industrialised type zone on a greenfield agricultural site over a 22 year plan with 89,000 tons or over 100 million litres of ethanol alcohol on our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is something that should be strongly objected to.
We are in objection of the new plans submitted for the extension of the Bushmills Distillery LA01/2017/0280/F | Proposed Commerical Industrialised Development of Maturation Facility comprising 29 maturation warehouses; fine water retention lagoon, sprinkler pump house and tanks; landscaping; and a new access road from Haw Road | Lands to North and East of 30 Haw Road Bushmills over 60+ acres of land.
We would like to see such vast amounts of alcohol being stored safely with an existing infrastructure at a site where there is no danger to the community or the public.
If you live locally to the Bushmills area and I would like to know more about this proposed industrial development in this stunning rural area then please come along to our Public Meeting! See below for details:
Important Public Meeting Concerning Old Bushmills Distillery's expansion plans on Haw/Straid Road site.
Save Our Causeway Coast (SOCC) are holding a public meeting on
TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017 7PM - 9PM in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Upper Main Street, Bushmills to open a discussion on the implications of such a development and to raise awareness of the proposed plans.
All welcome and light refreshments will be served.
- 62 acre greenfield site on edge of AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY and WORLD HERITAGE DISTINCTIVE SETTING.
- 22 year phased industrialised construction site.
- 29 large 2000sq metre Whiskey maturation warehouses with associated infrastructure
- Over 80,000 tons of stored ethanol (alcohol)
- Top tier HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES COMAH site classification
- Public Information Zone around such sites
- Haw Road closed for widening and junction alignments works
- Nearly 2 years of major earthworks including many consecutive months of PILE DRIVING NOISE during lifetime of build.
- Over 500,000 tons of soil/spoil/earth to be removed using local roads to local quarries.
- Loss of natural habitat and disruption of wildlife
- Detrimental effect of local business, B&B's Tourism related areas of business.
- Inconsistent with planning policy.
Please join us to discuss these important points...
TUESDAY 19th SEPT 2017 at 7pm - 9pm in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Upper Main Street, Bushmills. Co. Antrim. Northern Ireland.