SISK gives up­date on har­bour

Bray People - - COUNCIL REPORT -

A PROGRESS re­port on Grey­stones Har­bour De­vel­op­ment was cir­cu­lated at the most re­cent coun­cil meet­ing last Tues­day night.

In the re­port, Sis­par (SISK) – the com­pany re­spon­si­ble for the har­bour de­vel­op­ment – con­firmed that they are cur­rently in the process of ap­point­ing a joint ven­ture con­struc­tion part­ner and that this process is ex­pected to be com­pleted by mid-April.

Mean­while, plan­ning for the re­main­ing se­ries of works is also un­der­way, with seed­ing of the new grass area sched­uled to com­mence this month. Work on a pedes­trian ac­cess route to the north break­wa­ter is also on­go­ing.

The re­port went on to con­firm that 4,000 cu­bic me­tres of beach nour­ish­ment had been placed on the North Beach over the course of the pro­ceed­ing three weeks. In or­der to ad­dress dam­age caused dur­ing in­clement weather ear­lier in the year, a fur­ther 6,000 cu­bic me­tres will be added over the com­ing weeks.

In re­cent meet­ings, the har­bour de­vel­op­ment has proven con­tentious with much de­bate en­su­ing over the best way to pro­ceed with the seem­ingly de­railed project.

No such ten­sion was ev­i­dent at last week's meet­ing, al­though Mayor Stephen Stokes and Cllr Tom For­tune both ex­pressed reser­va­tions about the qual­ity of beach nour­ish­ment be­ing used.

In re­sponse to the let­ter sent by the coun­cil in Jan­uary, SISK con­firmed that they would have more de­fin­i­tive in­for­ma­tion about the de­vel­op­ment over the com­ing months and could meet with the coun­cil when this be­came avail­able.

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