Talks on­go­ing to solve is­sue with new Coast­guard Sta­tion

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

TALKS ARE on­go­ing between the County Coun­cil and Of­fice of Public Works in re­la­tion to find­ing a suit­able lo­ca­tion for a new Kil­more Coast­guard Sta­tion, ac­cord­ing to Mayor of Wex­ford, Cllr Jim Moore.

Cllr Moore said the news that back­ground works on a se­lected site, along­side the cur­rent sta­tion, had ground to a halt had caused con­sid­er­able frus­tra­tion in the lo­cal area, say­ing that Kil­more Quay was a busy lo­ca­tion for the Coast­guard who are cur­rently work­ing out of sub­stan­dard fa­cil­i­ties.

Cllr Moore, who be­lieved that land registration may be part of the prob­lem, said that other is­sues were also com­ing into play, namely ques­tions over the infrastructure of the area and traf­fic man­age­ment.

‘Both par­ties are work­ing ac­tively on this and I be­lieve a site will be made avail­able ei­ther there or else­where. I reckon there will be clar­ity on the sit­u­a­tion within the next few weeks.’

He pointed out that the project still had to go to plan­ning and public con­sul­ta­tion but he be­lieved that there would not be a sig­nif­i­cant de­lay in the process.

He added that in­for­ma­tion needed to be re­layed to the peo­ple of Kil­more, say­ing the sta­tion was not just a sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment for the Coast­guard, but for the vil­lage it­self.

The is­sue was de­bated in yes­ter­day’s County Coun­cil meet­ing as two coun­cil­lors, Cllr Ger Carthy and Cllr Lisa McDonald tabled mo­tions, con­demn­ing the with­drawal of the land and call­ing for the sit­u­a­tion to be rec­ti­fied as soon as pos­si­ble.

Cllr Jim Moore.

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