Beach nour­ish­ment the best so­lu­tion for silt at har­bour

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOGARTY

High lev­els of silt at the har­bour may be used for beach nour­ish­ment, Dis­trict Man­ager Des O’Brien has said.

The re­cent meet­ing of Bray Mu­nic­pal Dis­trict heard that the ma­te­rial build­ing up at the har­bour is not con­tam­i­nated. Mov­ing the ma­te­rial out to sea would cost three quar­ters of a mil­lion, and land­fill up to €600,000, he said.

Mr O’Brien said that us­ing it for beach nour­ish­ment would ‘ kill two birds with one stone’. He said that the re­quired fore­shore li­cence can take a long time to get.

Cllr Pat Vance said that this could not be al­lowed to go on for an­other year, adding that ‘it’s good news that it’s not con­tam­i­nated.’ He said that they should have enough con­tacts in the depart­ment and the OPW to get move­ment on the li­cence.

Har­bour users have said that sil­ta­tion is ren­der­ing the har­bour in­creas­ingly un­us­able. Those users con­cerned about high lev­els of sil­ta­tion will be in­vited to ad­dress the Bray Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict mem­bers. Cathaoir­leach Steven Matthews men­tioned the April meet­ing for such a del­e­ga­tion.

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