AN APPLICATION for planning permission to continue using an 8.2 hectarte site in Blackwater as a sand pit has been lodged with Wexford County Council.
The application from Anthony Darcy Limited covers an enterprise already up and running in the townland of Ballyconnigar Lower.
An environmental impact statement to accompany the proposal has been promised by the company.
The application for excavation of sand down to within two metres of winter groundwater level covers plans to restore and landscape the land.
Planning permission for one off houses has been granted by Wexford County Council for sites at:
Monbeg in Ballindaggin (applicant John James Tobin); Newfort in Screen (Nicky and Roisín Bailey).