Carrick residents meet Minister Kelly over by-pass route

Residents associations opposed to the new “emerging preferred” route for the Carrick-on-Suir N24 Bypass met with Junior Minister Alan Kelly this week to highlight their concerns about the way the public consultation process was run.

Residents associations opposed to the new “emerging preferred” route for the Carrick-on-Suir N24 Bypass met with Junior Minister Alan Kelly this week to highlight their concerns about the way the public consultation process was run.

Representatives of the residents association of Cregg, Tybressey, Deadmans, Garrynarea and Ballingrana met the Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport at the Carraig Hotel on Monday.

The residents told the Minister they considered the public consultation process was “flawed” and claimed it “constituted a major breach of their rights” and called for a new public consultation process.

Bobby Fitzgerald of the Cregg Road and Deadman’s Boreen Residents Committee said during the public consultation residents weren’t provided with maps of alternative routes considered despite requests for them; there was no cost benefit analysis of the original route and new preferred route and a senior Co. Council official wrote to residents along the original route and told them their land was no longer required. They were also concerned that developments were built inside the original route corridor.