|WicklowToday.com||Date: 10th June 2003||Graham Caswell|
Following a public meeting held by the Brittas Bay Protection Group in the old schoolhouse in Brittas Bay last night, Green party councillor, Deirdre de Burca has stated her party's opposition to a planning application for a 50 acre quarry at Ballinaclea, Brittas.
Councillor de Burca attended last night's public meeting along with local Labour councillor, Jimmy o Shaughnessy, and listened to residents of the local area as they expressed their concerns about the recent planning application.
"Essentially, this planning application is highly unsuitable for a area of high tourist importance such as Brittas Bay" said de Burca. "Bad enough that Brittas Bay recently lost its Blue Flag status but the idea that a massive quarry, involving the transit of at least 50 heavy trucks to and from the site on a daily basis, would be granted for the area is just unthinkable" she says.
Councillor de Burca has stated her intention to submit an objection to the quarry application to Wicklow County Council by the closing date of June 16th. "Although I am a Bray-based councillor, I believe it is my responsibility to ensure that important amenity areas in the county are protected from inappropriate development."Source: http://www.wicklowtoday.com/news/news.shtml#newsitem1055238176,30753,
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