Carrick-on-Suir residents vow to continue campaign

Bobby Fitzgerald
Residents associations campaigning against the new “emerging preferred” route for the Carrick N24 Bypass have voiced disappointment that the new Town Development Plan was approved without the original bypass route being included.

Residents associations campaigning against the new “emerging preferred” route for the Carrick N24 Bypass have voiced disappointment that the new Town Development Plan was approved without the original bypass route being included.

Representatives of the Cregg, Tybressey, Deadman’s, Garrynarea and Ballinagrana residents associations, attended the special Council meeting last Tuesday They had lobbied councillors to get the original 2004 bypass route, located closer to the town, inserted in the new development plan but this proposal was shot down by Council management.

Bobby Fitzgerald of Cregg Road and Deadman’s Boreen Residents Committee, said they were very disappointed with the outcome and criticised Cllrs Sarah Dunne and Cllr Martin Henzey for being absent from the meeting as their votes could have been vital.

He said the residents associations would now campaign to get the original route included in the next Co. Tipperary Development Plan when it’s prepared in 2015 and would take legal action in the High Court if necessary on the grounds that the public consultation process conducted on the selected of the new preferred route violated their rights.