Dark Hedges public inquiry?

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dark Hedges public inquiry? thumbnailCouncillor Joan Baird.

THE long-running saga over safeguarding the iconic Dark Hedges from traffic damage could be decided by a public inquiry. Causeway Coast and Glens Councillors were told a public inquiry might be the only way forward after four objections were received to Transport NI's proposals to prohibit vehicles at the major tourist attraction.
The latest twist came after Councillor Joan Baird pressed the Department for Infrastructure's Divisional Roads Manager Deidre Mackle for an update.
UUP Cllr Baird asked: "What progress is being made in relation to the Dark Hedges? This is an urgent matter; we are not going to have any Dark Hedges left if we wait another year. What are you doing about the traffic situation there?"
During a question and answer session later at the full council meeting on Tuesday, May 23, Ms Mackle said: "An inter-agency group has been looking at this for quite a while; there has been a statutory process commenced.


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