Archive for May, 2009

ERBD River Basin Management Plan Meeting 14th of May

May 14th, 2009 -- Posted in River Basin Management | No Comments »

This is an important issue to protecting the future of the River and everyone should go and support this.
Hello All,
We would love to see you all at the Public Information Day for the ERBD River Basin Management Plan this Thursday Afternoon.

* Drop in and find out about Water Quality in your area.
* We will have a stand in the Foyer with Posters, leaflets and PC access to Water Quality maps.
* Project staff will be on hand to help answer any queries you may have, specific or otherwise.
* It is vitally important that we get as many comments on the plans as possible.
* We need input from local people, be it questions, information or criticism.
* This is the only way the plan can be representative and comprehensive.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Venue: County Buildings, Wicklow Town
When: Thursday 14th May 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Ryan Nun’s Cross Planning Application

May 14th, 2009 -- Posted in Threats | No Comments »

There is a new planning application 09500 placed with the Wicklow County Council. This contains a plan to discharge all of the Surface Water from the 71 dwellings into the River Vartry via a pipe that will run down the road and drill down into the Bridge 3 meters. The pipe will then run inside the oldest part of the Protected Nun’s Cross Bridge structure (pre 1730) and out through its oldest arch. The water will contain pollutants from the paving and roof runoff which will be deposited in the river just above its most sensitive Salmon Beds. We have objected as a group but would like everyone to view the objection themselves. “See Objection” As well you are encouraged to make your own submission for a cost of 20 euro at the Wicklow County Council.