Oyster farm at Ballyness Bay will ‘destroy the whole area’, Council told

first_imgConcerns over proposed aquaculture licences at Ballyness Bay were raised at a council level today with a warning that an oyster farm could harm the local environment.Cllr Michael McClafferty raised a motion to query the council’s position on the issue which has given rise to protests, petitions and demonstrations by locals in Falcarragh.The ‘Save Ballyness Bay’ action group is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Michael Creed T.D to reconsider allowing the bay to be used by the shellfish farming industry. Campaigners held a family fun day on the beach last Saturday to ‘make a stand’ for the coastline. “It’s going to destroy the whole environment and area,” Cllr McClafferty told the county council’s monthly meeting. He added the development in the scenic area would have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way. Cllr McClafferty said that he was not opposed to the jobs the farm would create, but he believes the development is not suitable for the area.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher suggested that Cllr McClafferty’s motion should ask the Minister for the Marine to suspend the decision-making process on Ballyness Bay as there was no public consultation on the matter.“This is a very specific decision that is going to come up in the next while and the people did not get an opportunity to have their say,” Cllr Gallagher said.  The Council response was that the authority is a consultee to aquaculture licence applications and it can comment on prospective licence applications in the context of the provisions of the County Development Plan 2018-2014. These comments are then formally considered by the Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine in their decision-making process.Oyster farm at Ballyness Bay will ‘destroy the whole area’, Council told was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyness BayFalcarraghlast_img read more

Can Raiders really all be on the same page regarding rebuild?

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Jon Gruden has admitted it matter-of-factly on numerous occasions: These Raiders are nowhere near contenders.Gruden sold all those veterans he signed this offseason on the notion his team could win now while they still had something left in the tank. Jordy Nelson, Rashaan Melvin, Tahir Whitehead, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Doug Martin, Frostee Rucker. Now? If any of those guys had options …last_img read more

Indirect poll for civic body heads in Rajasthan

first_imgThe Rajasthan Cabinet on Monday decided to conduct indirect election for the post of mayor and chairperson in corporations and municipalities in the State.“The Cabinet today (Monday) took a decision for indirect election of mayor and chairperson. Ward councillors will now elect them,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal told reporters after the meeting. First direct elections of mayor and chairperson were conducted in the State in 2009.“A mayor or chairperson elected by public usually ignores councillors and development works get affected. When a directly elected mayor or chairperson is from one party and the majority in the corporation or municipality is of the other party, it also stalls development,” he said. BJP blamedAccusing the BJP of creating an atmosphere of hate and violence, Mr. Dhariwal said that it was necessary to return to the old mode of indirect elections of mayors and chairpersons to counter the divisive policies of the BJP.last_img read more