WICKLOW Town councillors have been reassured that the Murrough in Wicklow Town will be restored and landscaped once work on the Wicklow Port Access Road and Town Relief Road is completed.
A number of elected members voiced their dissatisfaction with the appearance of the Murrough at November's meeting, stressing that such a scenic area can't be left in such a state of disrepair.
At December's council meeting, Town Manager Michael Nicholson, made moves to ease such fears. He had hoped to have a report on the landscaping works due to take place ready for last Monday's meeting, but insisted everything was in hand.
'The report isn't quite ready. Declan O'Brien (senior executive engineer for Wicklow County Council) is getting the drawings for the finished product ready. I will provide these to the councillors when they are ready, the entire landscaping plans.'
Cllr. Pat Kavanagh was also told that concerns passed on by Friends of the Murrough had also been taken on board. The organisation, formed to expedite the preservation of the Murrough as an amenity area, has already held discussions with planners about aspects of the landscaping works which weren't suitable for the area.