New date for meet­ing

The Argus - - NEWS -

THE pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing on War­ren­point Port Com­pany’s pro­posal to dump dredg­ing ma­te­rial at Car­ling­ford Lough which was post­poned due to Storm Ali will take place on Mon­day Oc­to­ber 15 be­tween 3pm and 6pm in War­ren­point Town Hall.

En­vi­ron­men­tal groups on both sides of the Lough are con­cerned about the ef­fects of the com­pany’s plan to dredge the Lough and de­posit the ma­te­rial in the mouth of the Lough be­tween Cran­field Point and Green­cas­tle will have on the ecosys­tem of the wa­ter and shore­line.

The clos­ing date for pub­lic sub­mis­sions has been ex­tended un­til Oc­to­ber 31.

Dun­dalk Sub Aqua Club, whose mem­bers reg­u­larly dive in the wa­ters of Car­ling­ford Lough, are among those who have made a sub­mis­sion, point­ing to the rich­ness of sea life ob­served in the Lough.

North Louth res­i­dent and well known en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paigner Br­effni Mar­tin be­lieves the War­ren­point Port plan is linked to the UK’s with­drawal from the EU. ‘ The think­ing could be that, af­ter Brexit, the Euro­pean des­ig­na­tions could dis­ap­pear. It is hard to un­der­stand given the pro­tec­tions that are there, why War­ren­point would go ahead with this, be­cause in a Euro­pean frame­work it seems un­likely that it would be ap­proved.’

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