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Galway Council Refuses Extension of Ros a Mhíl Quay Planning Permission

7th June 2022
Planning permission has been refused for a new quay at Ros a Mhíl in Connemara, Galway. Planning permission has been refused for a new quay at Ros a Mhíl in Connemara, Galway.

Galway County Council has refused to extend planning permission for a new quay at Ros a Mhíl, as work had yet to begin on the multi-million euro harbour project.

The Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine received approval for a new deep water quay at the Ros a Mhíl Fishery Harbour Centre back in 2018.

The current planning permission is not due to expire until April of 2023, but the Department is already seeking a five year extension of that approval.

In the application submitted in April, it was stated that work was due to begin in May, with an estimated completion date of July 2024.

The requirement for ‘substantial works’ to have been carried out in order to grant an EOD comes under new planning regulations which came into force last September.

This is not a major setback for the project, as with work expected to commence this summer, there will still be time to submit another Extension of Duration application later this year, or in early 2023.

Galway Daily has more on the story. 

Published in Irish Harbours
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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