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Nominations for the Local Elections on May 23 closed on Saturday.
Altogether 12 candidates will contest the Claremorris electoral area on May 23, including seven outgoing councillors, with seven seats to fill.
The proposed biopark development in Claremorris received a major boost this week when Mayo County Council voted 22-3 to rezone the 20-acre site at Kilbeg, Claremorris, to ‘opportunity’ status as part of the new county development plan.
A proposal to have all 400kv power lines undergrounded included in the new Mayo County Council development plan fell at a vote (12-10, with nine councillors absent for the vote ) at this week’s special meeting of the council to approve the new county development plan.
Funding of €700,000 has been announced to bring four Mayo community nursing units in line with HIQA standards.
The recent implementation of new road markings at the junction of the Kilcolman road and Knock road, in Claremorris town, will be looked at again by the council.
Mayo TD John O’Mahony (Fine Gael) has welcomed the announcement last week by Phil Hogan, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government that he has given sanction for South West Mayo Development Company Ltd to approve funding of €200,000 to Claremorris Town Hall Trust, under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) came in for strong criticism this week over the lack of progress to the works at the derelict part of the Silverbridge Shopping Centre in Claremorris.
The members of the Claremorris electoral area committee have given their full backing to a planning application from Davitts GAA club to upgrade its existing facilities including the construction of new serviced dressing rooms and septic tank facilities at Castlemagarret Park New, Ballindine, despite the application being listed to be refused permission by Mayo County Council. The June meeting of the committee was told by John McMyler, senior executive planner for Mayo County Council, that the development was listed for refusal because the development was on a national primary road and the junction onto the N17 was deemed unsafe.
A public meeting was held in Claremorris last Tuesday night to discuss the granting of planning permission by the Mayo County Council for a biopharma facility and combined heat and power plant, fueled by biomass fuels at Kilbeg, Claremorris. The application had been made by Biopharamed West Ltd and Imperative Energy for the development last February, and the council granted permission for development on March 7 this year, with 39 conditions attached. At the meeting held on Tuesday night a committee was formed and a decision was made by a majority of those in attendance to lodge an objection to the development to An Bord Pleanála.