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Hearing in favour of Cluain Airne right of way extinguishment

AN oral hearing into objections to the extinguishment of the right of way at Tullyglass lowlands to facilitate the provision of affordable housing at Cluain Airne has found that Clare County Council should proceed with the extinguishment.Large numbers protested against the closure of the right of way last summer, while the affordable housing development has been controversial for some time.The oral hearing was conducted by Tom Enright of Limerick County Council. In his report he noticed that some of the objections received actually related to the housing development, rather than to the extinguishment of the right of way. “Many of the written objections and those outlined at the oral hearing pertain to the proposed housing development itself and the process followed in approving the planning for the housing development. I understand that the proposed housing scheme is consistent with Clare County Council’s Housing Strategy 2007-11 and will provide modern, affordable housing to qualified applicants at this location.“While the housing development …

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