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Residents to meet council over Blake’s plan

A committee set up in opposition to the route of a proposed new inner relief road in Ennistymon will meet with senior Clare County Council officials again later this month.

The group, made up of residents and local representatives, met with officials from the local authority on Monday and had “a full and frank exchange of views”, according to committee chairman, Senator Martin Conway.

The committee was set up at a large public meeting on January 23, after it emerged that the council’s “preferred solution” to congestion at Blake’s Corner would likely result in the demolition of three homes, including one belonging to a young family and another to an elderly couple.

Senator Martin Conway hoping to find a resolution to the Blake's Corner controversy.
Senator Martin Conway hoping to find a resolution to the Blake’s Corner controversy.

“Following our mandate from the public meeting, I have been in regular contact with senior officials in Clare County Council, regarding the threat to family homes and businesses as a result of the proposed inner relief road. These discussions culminated in a meeting between the committee and council officials, which took place on Monday,” Senator Conway stated.

“The meeting lasted for nearly three hours and there was a full and frank exchange of views. A considerable amount of information was requested and provided and all parties agreed it was a positive and constructive meeting.

“It has been further agreed that engagement will continue between all parties over the next two weeks and additional information which has been requested will be furnished. Another meeting of the committee, council officials and other relevant parties has been scheduled for Monday, February 16,” he continued.

Senator Conway also said, “No further media comment will be made on this specific issue between now and February 16, to allow all parties involved the time and space to work constructively in finding a resolution to the very serious issues involved.”

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