In accordance with Section 25 of the Taxi Regulation Act, as amended, Cork County Council proposes to make Bye Laws for the creation and regulation of appointed stands in Douglas County Cork.
A copy of the draft Bye Laws is available for inspection at Floor 5, County Hall; Council Offices in Carrigaline and Douglas Library during normal working hours until 20th July 2018. A copy of the draft Bye-Laws can be obtained from the Council Office on Floor 5 County Hall. The draft bye-laws are also available at this link:
180106 Draft Douglas Appointed Stand Bye-Laws 2018
Representations in relation to the draft Bye Laws may be made in writing to the Municipal District Officer, Floor 5, County Hall, Cork, before 27th July 2018.
This morning (31st May 2018), An Bord Pleanála granted Indaver Ireland planning permission to build an incinerator in Ringaskiddy to burn 240,000 tonnes of hazardous and non-hazardous waste each year. This is the third planning application from Indaver for an incinerator on this site. Each time, the people of Cork Harbour have fought to keep Indaver out of Cork Harbour. Each time, against all odds, they have won. This below is the link to today’s grant of planning from the Board. In doing so, they followed a trend of overturning the recommendation of their Senior Planning Inspector. Every Planning Inspector who has scrutinised this or any of the previous planning applications has said that this is the wrong site for an incinerator.
We will fight on.
ABP decision, May 2018
I was so honoured and grateful to be asked to Scoil Barra Naofa, Monkstown today to raise their fifth Green Flag. They were awarded this flag for more than a year of work on learning about, talking about and encouraging biodiversity. It follows on their previous Green Flag achievements for Waste, Energy, Travel/Transport and Water. The following is (more or less!) the little speech I gave to the wonderfully attentive children:
SBN Green Flag for Biodiversity
Rowan View Developments applied for planning permission to build a 3 storey apartment development on the green beside Doodlebugs in Pembroke Wood. The County Council granted permission for the development. At the request of the Residents Association, I appealed the development to An Bord Pleanála on 15th May. The text of my appeal is at the link below:
Appeal to ABP
The Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District is offering its Streetscape Painting & Signage Scheme this year again. The scheme is focused at Passage West, Douglas and Ringaskiddy this year, although applications from Carrigaline and Ballincollig will also be considered. The scheme offers all of last year’s benefits with a few more added. You will find the grant application form and guidelines at the following link. Apply before 1st June to get priority.
Streetscape Painting Scheme 2018
Creative Ireland is a 5-year government policy which is about mainstreaming creativity into everyday life so that we can all benefit, individually, as a community and nationally.
The two grant schemes announced by Cork County Council are for creative projects that meet the aims of Creative Ireland. The first scheme is for creative projects generally whilst the second is for pop-up shops in vacant buildings.
Guidelines and application form are on the Cork County Council website at www.corkcoco.ie/arts-heritage/creative-ireland and at the following links: