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Plans for the progression of the controversial new Galway bypass will not be amended following a meeting held in Brussels earlier this week to thrash out the issue. Council planners and representatives from ARUP Consulting Engineers are adamant they will not return to the old Galway City Outer Bypass route.
“Outlandish” and “unfeasible” is how a Galway TD has described a situation where plans for a new ring road system for the city sees bog cotton take on a higher priority than people’s homes.
The entire Irish planning system needs to be completely overhauled in light of the “crazy debacle” that sees wild flowers given greater importance than families and their homes according to Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish.
There were hopeful signs for the future of the Galway City Outer Bypass at a European Court of Justice oral hearing yesterday after support was shown for An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant permission for the first half of the project.
The Galway City Outer Bypass’ inclusion in the Government’s €2 billion economic stimulus is “the single most significant step in its progression since the idea was first conceived”.
Galway is to gain about 5,000 jobs in the construction and related services sector over the next three years as a result of the initiatives announced on Tuesday as part of the Government Stimulus.
Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh has strongly criticised the decision of the Government to guillotine a debate on the Water Services Bill. “The important issues raised by constituents at the public meetings I arranged here in Belmullet and Newport need to be discussed in the Dáil,” she said.
Fianna Fáil is seeking an urgent meeting between Mayo County Council and the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to discuss his plans to hit septic tank owners in Co Mayo with multiple fees from next year. The Fianna Fáil members of Mayo County Council are to bring forward a motion calling for radical changes to the Water Services (Amendment) Bill, with a view to introducing a much fairer system of registering and upgrading septic tanks in Mayo.
The inequity which will arise between urban and rural dwellers if a septic tanks inspection charge is implemented is unacceptable and has to be opposed.
Rural dwellers face septic tank charges on top of water charges if proposals by the new Government are passed into law, warns Independent County Councillor Seán Canney.