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Flynn hits out at planners for planning permisson refusal

Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn this week hit out at the decision of planners from Mayo County Council to refuse planning permission for a house in the Rooskey area of Westport. Flynn told the meeting the reason that the application was refused by the planners was, “the house was not in line with the characteristic of houses in the area” according to the planners.

Councillors concerned that Kilbride works will affect Greenway

Members of the Westport Electoral Area Committee this week expressed their concerns that works that are due to start in Kilbride and Knockbregga on the N59 Westport to Mulranny improvement scheme will have a negative impact on the Great Western Greenway into the summer season next year. The committee were given a presentation by Pat Staunton of the Mayo National Roads Design Office on the overall scheme which went to Part 8 Planning on August 30 last. Staunton told the members that the Knockbregga and Kilbride stretch was ready to proceed in the very near future, and that tenders were being opened this week by the council for that stretch of road, and a nine month period of works was planned as the improvements were put in place. He told the members that it was hoped to have the approval for that stretch at the November meeting of the committee, and then at the full council meeting that month, with works starting after that.

Councillors disappointed with scope of road works

Fianna Fáil councillor Margaret Adams this week questioned the cost of the upgrade works on the N5 Westport to Castlebar road at Kilbree that were recently carried out and if there was any more work to be carried out at the location. She said that she was disappointed that the hill had not been taken out of the road as part of the works. Cllr Peter Flynn backed up Cllr Adams on the issue, also expressing his disappointment that the hill had not been taken out of the road as it was a safety issue for people.

Westport councillors reject variations to town development plan

Westport area and town councillors have rejected a new core strategy as part of Westport’s development plan, even though the town manager Joe Beirne advised that they take on board variations to the town’s development and environs plan.

Westport area briefs

The new Chair of the Westport Electoral Area Committee is Councillor Peter Flynn, who was elected at the area meeting on Monday.

Fleadh to show first American films made in Ireland

IN 1910 New York’s Kalem Film Company made history by sending its leading filmmakers - director Sidney Olcott and screenwriter/actress Gene Gauntier - to County Kerry.

An Taisce’s 'special status' in planning regulations must end

The designation of An Taisce as a prescribed body under planning regulations has come under criticisms from members of Mayo County Council. This follows An Taisce’s decision to appeal to An Bord Pleanála the planning permission for Mayo Power to construct a 50 Mw power station at Killala. As a prescribed body, An Taisce is notified about almost all planning applications in the country, and can ultimately appeal those applications to An Bord Pleanála.

Westport area briefs

Accidents occurring at Barley Hill

Mayo County Council union reps criticised

Union representatives in Mayo County Council were criticised by Councillor Peter Flynn, who described these representatives as “unrealistic”.

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.

 

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