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Residents express concern over Cappa Quarry

APPROXIMATELY 40 people attended a meeting in Cappa, Kilrush on Monday night to express concern at the further development of a quarry in Ballynote West, near Aylevarroo in Cappa. The quarry owners have applied to establish a blasting, crushing and screening business on site. However, Cappa Residents’ Association called a meeting this week to put forward their opposition to the project. The meeting was chaired by Brian Honan, who called on local resident Gerry Mackle to speak to the gathering. Mr Mackle became aware of the quarry development some weeks back, when he saw the application while out walking. He has since established further information.
“It is a residential area up around Moyne Court and there are houses to the north of the quarry as well,” Gerry Mackle told The Clare Champion.
“It’s an amenity area for the town and lot of kids swim at the rock, which is near the quarry, while people fish out there as well,” he explained.
The application was turned down by Clare County Council, while An Bуrd Pleanбla turned down an appeal from the developers. However, they are also appealing that decision.
“The closing date for submissions is October 13. I think there will be a lot of people putting in submissions about as a lot of us are concerned to ensure that this isn’t given the ok,” Gerry Mackle added.
Mr Mackle said that as far as he knew, the developers had not yet been contacted by residents, with a view to forwarding their concerns.
“No, because none of them live locally. I wouldn’t know where to begin to contact them,” he stated.








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