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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Carcur plans for People's Park are on verge of being scrapped

Carcur - plans for public park in the estuary now look very unlikely indeed.
Carcur - plans for public park in the estuary now look very unlikely indeed.

A 'People's Park' is on the cards for Wexford - but it almost certainly will not be in Carcur as previously suggested.

Responding to queries from Cllr Fergie Kehoe, borough manager Tony Larkin confirmed that the Environmental Protection Agency has raised issues about Carcur. The site is question a long disused landfill and disturbing the dormant waste material would come a price - estimated to be at least €1 million.

'Very expensive,' was the manager's verdict. He added that further complications were likely as the Slaney estuary is a special area of conservation. He was coy about identifying alternatives but confirmed that his staff are now looking at other options.

Tony Larkin felt neither Ferrybank nor Redmond Park fitted the People's Park bill but said the council is looking instead for a site close to the town centre. Ideally, members of the public should take in the park on the way to and from school, work or shops.

Cllr Kehoe looked forward to seeing the revised suggestions and pointed out that Carcur had been on the cards for around ten years.

Wexford People

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