Decision on Claremorris plant 'knot' made yet

The lease of five acres of land in Claremorris to a Kerry based firm for the development of a treatment plant for Japanese knotweed was deferred by Mayo County Council on Monday.

The proposed 15 year lease of the lands at Brookhill in Claremorris had already been rejected by the members of the Claremorris Municipal District at their February meeting the week previously.

Pollution and Construction Solutions Limited, trading as The Japanese Knotweed Company, had proposed to treat soil and stone that had been contaminated by the weed at the five acre quarry and once the soil and stone was treated it would be used to infill the quarry.

A number of concerned local residents attended Monday's meeting of Mayo County Council, where once again the elected members from the area voiced their opposition to the project.

However Cllr Tom Connolly proposed the item be deferred until an open day was held by the company, where they would explain their intentions to the members of the public.

The proposal to defer the decision was backed by the rest of the council members.


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