Over the last few days I have been asked by a number of people if I could possibly prepare a template observation to send to An Bord Pleanála in respect of the proposed Gouldings/BMDC (Port of Cork) development. So I have prepared this below. It is in Word format so you can download it and change it to suit yourself. Remember that the more personal it is, the better. If you experience noise already in your home from shipping or anything else, make sure to describe it so the Board can understand. If you fish and have noticed changes in the quality of the harbour water, again describe it so the Board can understand. Those who will be assessing this planning application do not live here and may pay only a few hours of a visit to Passage West. So try to help them understand your concerns about this development in a real-life way.