Site selection proceeded on a false premise. The original traffic assessment was based on having the SE motorway across Sandymount strand which is neither built nor planned.
Traffic studies were based on 2004 traffic figures. Theses are now out of date.
Note that a new cement factory is in operation on Pigeon House Road opposite the proposed site since the traffic figures were collected. Also note that additional traffic in the area will be caused by:
- the Fabrizia development
- the building of the Lansdowne Stadium
- the new AIB Bankcentre and
- the extensive developments at Grand Canal Docks
The traffic analysis has omitted the impact of traffic required to landfill the bottom ash.