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Narrow Water Bridge Must Get Planning Permission-Ruane

14 June, 2012 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane attended the An Bord Pleanála meeting today in the Four Seasons in Carlingford to lobby for planning permission for the Narrow Water Bridge.

Ms. Ruane said,

“I attended the planning meeting in Carlingford Co. Louth today to lobby support for planning permission for the Narrow Water Bridge as Louth County Council is the lead partner in gaining planning permission.

“This hearing will determine if we get planning permission, or not, in the South. Therefore we need to ensure that our strongest efforts are put in to getting across to the Inspector from An Bord Pleanála that there is good local support for the project, and that it is a worthwhile project. 

“I will be accompanied by representatives from Warrenpoint Chamber of Commerce and other interested agencies who also see the potential of this bridge to create economic regeneration in the area. I welcome the fact that all the partners in support of the project are in the one room and it is important that all the agencies work together to deliver one message – the region needs this bridge.

“I will also be bringing letters from local people in the region who have signaled their support for the project and reminding the planners that this bridge has the support of the Irish Minister of Transport as well as the positive comments made by the American ambassador who recently visited the site.

“There is widespread support both in County Down and County Louth for this project and this was shown in the recent petition held recently in both Warrenpoint and Carlingford when people signed it in their droves. 

“"We hope that this unique project is successful in gaining funding from Inter-reg. It fulfills all the criteria"

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