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Permission refused for proposed Slane bypass


Permission refused for proposed Slane bypass
   
An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the proposed Slane bypass in Co Meath, a decision which has infuriated some local residents.

Local residents who had been campaigning for a bypass are angry

An Bord Pleanála has confirmed it has refused permission for the proposed Slane bypass in Co Meath.
The agency decided to reject the planned bridge and roads around the village because the proposal was located very close to the World Heritage Site at Brú na Bóinne.
Other factors included the belief among board members that it had not been proven that no appropriate alternative was available, and it could have diverted traffic off the M1 tolled motorway.
An Bord Pleanála's decision has been greeted with anger by local residents who had been campaigning for a bypass.
Residents say the bypass is essential to improve road safety in the area.
They claim that 22 people have died in accidents on the bridge or on its approaches and are warning more could die as a result of today's announcement.
The Bypass Slane Campaign said it is ''shocked and dismayed'' by the decision. The group was formed in April 2009 in the aftermath of a serious road traffic incident in the village.
In a statement, it said: ''Life in the village, over generations, has been overwhelmed by the dangerous volumes of traffic and by the constant threat to life it brings.

More here: http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0307/slane.html
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th March 2012ce

Comments (1)

Of course An Taisce welcomes the decision, as do of course the campaigners against the by pass, the solution might lie in getting rid of the HGVs through the village.

http://www.eecho.ie/news/ireland/an-taisce-welcomes-slane-bypass-decision-542631.html
moss Posted by moss
8th March 2012ce
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