McNamara expresses concern over Doonbeg planning decision

McNamara expresses concern over Doonbeg planning decision

Clare Independent T.D. Michael McNamara has expressed his concern over An Bord Pleanala’s decision to overturn Clare County Council’s granting of planning permission for coastal protection works in Doonbeg.

In December 2017, Clare County Council granted permission to Trump International Golf Links (TIGL) for the development of coastal erosion management works at, and adjacent to, Carrowmore Dunes, White Strand, Doughmore Bay and Trump International Golf Links and Hotel, Doonbeg.

Deputy McNamara said he is “very concerned” by An Bord Pleanala’s decision today to refuse the development.

He commented, “We need to look very carefully at this decision to see how the dunes and the golf course, as well as farms and homes behind these dunes can be protected in a manner compatible with the environment.”

“There simply has to be a way to do so, particularly as much stone, which formed a natural barrier, was removed for roadworks in previous decades,” added Deputy McNamara.

The link to the planning decision is http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/300535.htm

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