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Concern with population projections for Co Clare

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Disappointment has been expressed with the population allocation for Clare from the Department of the Environment as set out in a draft strategic plan for the southern region of Ireland. Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 the Southern Regional Assembly assumed a number of new functions. Chief among these responsibilities is the preparation…

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Street needed to bring heart to Shannon Town

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A proposed streetscape can provide a ‘missing heart’ for Shannon and lead to more businesses setting up in the town. On Tuesday, Cllr Mike McKee proposed at a meeting of the Shannon Municipal District that councillors meet senior officials in the planning department “to agree a strategy to progress a potential streetscape within the town.…

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Parteen ‘will be split in two’ by LNDR

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A South Clare community “will be the only village in the country split by a dual-carriageway”, according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. Last year the €150 million Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR) was given the go ahead with works expected to start in September. It involves the construction of 2.1 km of dual carriageway and 3.5km…

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More single houses & housing schemes given planning

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There has been an increase in the amount of planning permissions granted for single houses and housing schemes in Clare over the past two years. All four municipal districts in the county saw more permissions sanctioned in 2017 than 2016 for single rural houses, rising from 161 to 177. The volume was not as high…

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Councillors call for display of house numbers outside every home

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Clare homeowners cannot be forced to display the number of their house outside a property despite a motion from three councillors. “We call on Clare County Council to ensure that every house, in every estate, street, laneway, etc. should be required to display the number of the house on their property,” read a joint motion…

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