Rezoning on agenda

AT TODAY’S meeting of the Dundalk Town Council, Cllr Ollie Morgan has invited a deputation of residents from the Lower Point Road to discuss issues surrounding the alleged mis-zoning of land in that area of the town.

AT TODAY’S meeting of the Dundalk Town Council, Cllr Ollie Morgan has invited a deputation of residents from the Lower Point Road to discuss issues surrounding the alleged mis-zoning of land in that area of the town.

Cllr Morgan has even sought the advice of a prominent bird expert, a Mr Breffni Martin, in relation to several plots of land that have been given residential planning permission, despite sitting alongside areas of Dundalk’s Special Protection Area (SPA).

The Dundalk Democrat understands that Cllr Morgan has written a letter to Mr Martin requesting his opinion regarding a number of sites on the Lower Point Road area which he feels need to reviewed.

Mr Martin, however, is not able to attend the meeting of the DTC.

Cllr Morgan is to put forward a motion suggesting the DTC start a process of varying the Dundlalk Development Plan in respect of many of these sites which he believes to be inappropriately zoned.

The motion says: “That this Council...proceed to initiate the statutory process for varying the Dundalk and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015 in respect of the several plots of land in the Point Road area which are presently inappropriately zoned and any other such mis-zoned land in the plan area”.

Cllr Morgan has will also ask Town Clerk Frank Pentony if he intends to compile a report for the members regarding the Dundalk Development Plan.

“Does the Manager intend to comply with the Statutory duty imposed on him by Section 15 (2) Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) to prepare and bring to Council a report to the Members of our Planning Authority on the progress achieved by him, since the making of our Dundalk and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015, in securing the objectives of our plan?