Saturday 25 January 2020

Council probing Taghmon lane dumping complaints

A section of the affected laneway.
A section of the affected laneway.

WEXFORD County Council's environment section is investigating complaints about a number of dumping incidents in the Clonerane Lane area of Taghmon.

'Our environment team is in the process of dealing with the situation,' said the council's communications officer David Minogue.

'We view the incidents as indiscriminate and at this time we do not believe they are related to any planning applications in the area,' said Mr Minogue, responding to complaints from some local people that they believe the dumping is related to a planning permission granted for a new airstrip for microlight and small aircraft close to the village.

Local landowner Anne Butler, who has complained to the county council, said boulders, scrap metal and empty gas cyclinders, had been dumped along a right-of-way leading to the site of the new airstrip, which was also affected by the run-off from farmyard manure on the lane margins.

She said the dumping was also affecting a popular walkway for the local residents of Taghmon.

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