Sunday 27 May 2007

River Slaney development plans

THE DEVELOPMENT of the River Slanley was discussed in a well-attended public meeting in the Boat Club in Wexford last week.
The feeling from all of those present was that development of the River Slaney has fallen behind New Ross, Courtown, Arklow and Kilmore.
Lorcan Scott, Divisional Wildlife Conservation Officer for Wexford, spoke before the meeting convened and outlined the status of the river as a Special Area of Conservation under EU Law. He noted that development must not be at the cost of protected wild-life and fauna, and he voiced his concern about the effect of development on vulnerable eco-systems.
Despite Mr Scott’s concerns, everyone present was in agreement that development of the river and its environs is essential.
Colette Browne
© Wexford Echo

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