Garrans Against Quarry

Garrans Against Quarry

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Michael Meally started this petition to Laois county council

We the community of Garrans, Stradbally, County Laois are extremely concerned about the proposed development of a quarry in our beautiful country side.

The scale of the proposed operation will have devastating consequences to the quiet rural lives we have chosen. 61, 000 tonnes of sand per annum will be extracted and transported, which may continue for 20 years. The resultant 1,000,000 tonnes removed will wreak irreversible havoc on our beautiful, natural landscape and the wider local community. 

The repercussions on natural wildlife will be immense, especially given that there are three separate conservation areas in close proximity to the proposed quarry. 

Up to 40 daily truck journeys along our tiny road will destroy the peaceful environment we have chosen for our children, not to mention the unavoidable pollution, both noise and air.

The road safety and quality will be hugely compromised as will the personal safety of the many cyclists and walkers who frequently use these roads.

This develop will not just affect the residents of Garrons, it will impact significantly on all residents along the proposed lorry routes (i.e. Vicarstown Road, Inch Cross, into Stradbally town and onto the Heath and beyond).

Qualified auctioneers have informed us that our properties will be significantly devalued by the development of this quarry, in some cases up to 50% loss on current market value.

View planning application documents, site maps etc here:

http://www.eplanning.ie/LaoisCC/AppFileRefDetails/20605/0

Planning application number is 20605

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- sign and share this online petition as soon as you can
- submit individual planning objection to Laois County Council before January 2nd, fee €20 email garrons_against_quarry@yahoo.com for copy of objection template
- share our concerns with all those who may be affected by this proposed quarry and all those who feel they have a responsibility to preserve our environment
 

 

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