Monday 17 March 2008

Delay expected on Roadstone decison

A planning application submitted by Roadstone which proposes to extend their local operation is expected to be sent back by Wicklow County Council seeking further information for a second time.

This follows concerns from local residents in the Arklow Rock area about the Roadstone plan to extend the existing quarry by 26.6 hectares and an overall future area of 83.3 hectares.

The application decision has already been deferred once to allow the council to seek further details but what has come back is unsatisfactory according to a local councillor.

I am disappointed with the reply from Roadstone. The answers are short. I ask that the planners are told that members are not happy with the response. I have nothing against Roadstone but I don't want to see the wildlife and birds obliterated. I think that Roadstone should co-operate and if they work within certain parameters we can all live in harmony', said Cllr. Bill O'Connell at the recent Area meeting of Wicklow County Council.

The decision is due to be released on March 26.

Wicklow People

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