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The remarks of An Taoiseach Micheál Martin in a recent Dáil debate that politicians were entitled to make comments on planning matters - has been interpreted by a number of councillors in the Castlebar area to mean that they can once again start discussing planning applications at their meetings.
The elected members of Mayo County Council gave their approval to the raising of a loan of €650,000 for the construction of a new Regional Training Centre at Lois an Circe in Saleen, Castlebar, at their April meeting.
Fianna Fáil Cllr Al McDonnell has said that councillors and the public need to be ready for a battle to ensure the new Mayo County Development Plan is one that represents the views of the councillors and the people. He said it was vitally important that members of the public and public and community groups make submissions on the plan. Cllr Michael Kilcoyne told the meeting that it was vitally important that people had their say and councillors should do everything to encourage people to have their input. Cllr McDonnell also raised the possibility of having the deadlines for submissions extended 'as the community groups are not able to have public meetings at the minute due to Covid-19 restrictions and they will not be able to meet as they did before to put forward their thoughts on the plan'.
North West SPCA in Mayo is to receive €12,000 in funding from Mayo County Council as a result of a long discussion on animal welfare that took up much of the December meeting of the council this week, with everything from dog-breeding, dog-abandoning, sheep worrying, goats eating up gardens and cruelty to horses being highlighted by councillors.
The Mayo Draft County Development Plan 2021-2027 is to go on public display in the next few weeks until early March and the public is being encouraged to get involved and have their say on how they wish the county to develop.
The elected members of Mayo County Council will meet on Monday, November 23, at 11am, to try and adopt a budget for the coming year - if they fail to do so on that day they have scheduled in a second day on Wednesday, November 25, to carry over the meeting to make a decision.
A number of Mayo county councillors have welcomed the engagement between the elected members and council officials on the drawing up of the new draft development plan for the county.
Cllr Al McDonnell has called for a new process to be put in place for Mayo County Council to 'take over roads that are falling between two stools' following the changing of the way the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) works.
A Fine Gael councillor has claimed that only six of the 19 CCTV cameras in the county town are working.
Pressure needs to be kept up on Irish Rail to ensure that a bridge is built at Kilnageer, outside of Castlebar, a local councillor said this week.