Sunday 14 August 2011

Ruling clears way for disputed sewage plant in Arklow

Arklow Town Council says it will press ahead with a €35 million sewage treatment scheme for Arklow after winning a 12-year legal battle with the owners of a local holiday caravan park.

The legal dispute went right to the Supreme Court, which cleared the last legal hurdle when it upheld a decision of the High Court to reject the judicial review of the An Bord Pleanála decision brought by caravan park owners Arklow Holidays Ltd. Arklow Holidays is opposed to the plant being located at Seabank, near its caravan park facility.

Town clerk Des Nichols said the council would update contract documents. “There’s now light at the end of the tunnel and Arklow could see a treatment scheme for its sewage in two to three years’ time,” he said.

Irish Times

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