Public meeting on proposed docks redevelopment

The public have until 5.30pm on Tuesday to make submissions, in writing, to An Bord Pleanála on the proposed major redevelopment of Galway Harbour.

A public meeting, to outline the nature of the proposed docks development and advising people on how to make submissions, takes place in the Claddagh Residents Snooker Hall this evening at 7pm, and is organised by the Claddagh Residents Association.

The planning application for the docks redevelopment is not being considered by the Galway City Council but by ABP as a strategic infrastructure development.

Independent Galway City West councillor Catherine Connolly is calling on the public to attend this evening’s meeting.

“Unfortunately there is a cost of €50 per submission but it is vitally important people be aware of the nature of the proposed development and have their say,” she said.

She also pointed out that there will be a special city council meeting in March where councillors can make observations on the proposed docks development. These observations will then form part of a report going back to ABP.

“It is important the public make their views known to city councillors,” Cllr Connolly said.

She is also calling on ABP to hold an oral hearing in the city, “given the nature and size of the proposed development” for the docks.



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