*Photograph: Tulla Tidy Towns A planned delivery of 22 social housing units in Tulla is facing a potential delay.
Schemes “supporting sustainable agricultural production” need to be embraced to help a “demoralised” farming sector, one elected member of Clare County Council has declared.
Clare’s longest serving local elected representative has described the county as “the most anti-rural” so far as planning regulations are concerned.
*Lough Derg as seen from Holy Island. Photograph: Niall Culligan Hopes remain high that Holy Island will be “a game-changer” in developing East Clare’s tourism offering but elected representatives have acknowledged the timeline for the project’s delivery is “dragging on a bit”.
Conversations in parts of East Clare on the long awaited Killaloe Bypass are a daily occurrence, landowners using their right of going down the arbitration route and East Clare bats have slightly delayed the project.
There are 26 vacant properties within Tulla village and a further 23 in the parish.
*A vacant property in Tulla. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Derelict houses and empty properties in the heart of Tulla are contributing to “a daunting feeling” for locals and passers by.
Thirteen social houses being built in Feakle have been described as “institutional and archaic” due to the chosen colour scheme.
Clare’s local property tax is to increase by fifteen percent following a vote by elected members on Monday evening.
Approved by An Bord Pleanála in early 2013, late 2022 is the envisaged completion date for the Killaloe Bypass.