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Councillors have adopted a biodiversity plan to protect and develop the county’s unique plant and animal life up to 2020. The Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020 identifies the unique natural heritage that exists in the county, and sets out an ambitious framework to protect and enhance the wide range of habitats, plants, and animals in Westmeath.
The first meeting of the new Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council saw the long running issue of the county development plan get a long airing between councillors and officials.
Mayo County Council has made sweeping progress in tackling the problem of unfinished housing estates.
Developers of the major Galway Harbour Extension will be asked to dig deep to contribute to the upgrading of Lough Atalia Road and replacement of Wolfe Tone Bridge to mitigate the significant wear and tear that will be caused by a significant increase in HGV movements, as well as agreeing to be subject to penalty clauses if the traffic management plan is not adhered to.
The creation of a municipal art gallery and a large scale venue for major concerts and events is vital if Galway is to put in a serious challenge for the title of European Capital of Culture.
The long awaited construction of a wastewater treatment plant and wastewater pumping station in Belmullet moved a step closer this week with the approval of the Part 8 planning by the members of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee. The planning for this scheme has gone as far back as 1994 and it has taken this long to come to the planning stage. The existing wastewater collection network in the area dates back to 1957 and is currently discharging untreated waste into both Blacksod Bay and Broadhaven Bay.
A study into the heritage of the Fore area of Westmeath has received a commendation from the Irish Planning Institute at the National Planning Awards ceremony which was held recently in Custom House, Dublin.
Better coastal planning is required in Mayo in order to protect some of the county’s most attractive beaches and coastline areas which are under threat from coastal erosion, particularly in Clew Bay and along the Mullet Peninsula.
Mayo County Council will inspect all quarries in the county over the coming months after the Minister for the Environment signed the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2000 which gives a new provision in order to deal with the regulation of quarries.
Galway-based property developer Joe McNamara, who was arrested but later acquitted after he drove a cement mixer into the gates of Leinster House, was back in the news on Monday at the High Court about work he is doing on Achill Island.