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Core Strategy plans to cause serious zoning concerns

The issue of zoning of lands for housing is set to become a hot topic for discussion amongst elected members and the officials of the four local authorities in Mayo over the coming months. Following on from a presentation on the Core Strategy for the county, which has to come into effect under the Planning and Development Act 2010 to the County Council early last week, it was the turn of the Westport Electoral Area Committee and Castlebar Town Council to get briefed on the matter. One councillor in particular laid the blame at the foot of the councillors themselves for the over zoning of lands.

Council says it is tackling environmental enforcement

The elected members of Mayo County Council praised the effort of the council in relation to environmental enforcement following a presentation by director of services for the council, Seamus Granahan, at their monthly meeting this month. During his presentation Mr Granhan told the meeting that the council had spent €135,000 on street clean ups, had issued 160 on the spot litter fines, and brought 24 successful prosecutions for littering in 2008 compared to less than 10 the previous year. He also told the members that so far in 2009 the council had carried out 22 major clean up operations at a cost of €132,000 and had a CCTV detection programme in place that was up and running along with greater co-operation between the council and An Garda Síochána in relation to litter enforcement. He also informed the members of a car bin scheme which the council was about to launch throughout the county to encourage people to stop throwing rubbish out their windows as they drive.

 

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