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15 councillors vote to support abattoir in residential area

Continuing its vein of defiance from last week, Westmeath County Council voted to allow an abattoir be built in a residential area, contrary to the wishes of both the planning department and An Bord Pleanála.

Playground antics as councillors accused of “kindergarten” behaviour

It was a playground debate in more ways than one at Monday’s meeting of Westmeath County Council, as chairman Cllr Peter Burke was forced to point out to councillors “We are not in kindergarten”.

“Nuclear” playground finally gets go-ahead

Nimbyism and the first party-political spat of next year’s local elections dominated the meeting to decide the siting of the long-awaited playground for Tyrrellspass earlier this week.

Blooms or vrooms? Kilbeggan square revamp adopted

The resolution of the casual trading bay conundrum for the square in Kilbeggan was finalised this week, despite the debate descending into a party-political spat about whether or not to scrap flower beds for additional parking.

Eighty five per cent of County Plan submissions relate to windfarms

Westmeath County Council is expecting an avalanche of submissions following a variation to the County Development Plan’s windfarm guidelines.

Resident objections could see Tyrrellspass playground on “unsuitable” site

The 18-month saga surrounding the siting of a playground for Tyrrellspass was pushed back to April this week after a councillor rejected the top two suggestions because some voters complained their houses overlooked these sites.

Development levy cut in Westmeath

At this week’s monthly meeting of Westmeath County Council, councillors welcomed a proposed minimum 25 per cent cut in development levies across the county.

Arthur hopeful for Tyrrellspass playground by the summer

The discussions concerning a playground for Tyrrellspass got a little closer to a conclusion recently with the news that the county council will recommend a particular site by March at the latest.

Zoning retained for new Kilbeggan school

Councillors have agreed to refrain from changing the zoning on a site in Kilbeggan, in the hope that plans for a new school on the site will come to fruition.

Westmeath County Council continues to create jobs with new projects

Westmeath’s county manager says the county council makes a significant contribution to creating and sustaining jobs.

 

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