Fine Gael councillor Eamonn O’Boyle has welcomed a move to provide allotments at Dundalk.
Sóisearach Ó Donnaile and associates have applied for planning permission for an allotment at the North Marsh, Dundalk,
The proposed development would consist of an allotment area of 25 separate allotments of 10m x 6m each, polytunnels, outdoor garden, planting area and display area and also a
bring bank unit.
Also a single-storey building with public counter, canteen, office and toilet and a store for tools and other equipment.
There would also be provision of planting of selected native trees and a parking area.
“I made a strong plea to have allotments provided in the town when the town’s new development plan was proposed in 2009,” Cllr O’Boyle said.
“I think it’s an excellent idea and is useful to us all. There should be an uptake on this.
“It provides an obvious healthy activity and contributes towards people’s well-being.
“People want to grow their own produce and this is an excellent opportunity to do so,” continued Cllr O’Boyle.
“The advantages are obvious and hopefully it will be granted and the development will take place.”