Thursday, 9 June 2011

Ballycastle - Carrickmore Road - In the Public Interest

Renewed effort to convert a public road into a private drive

Whatever happened to the Roads Service assurance that the public road would be retained?

"There have been expansive discussions on the matter with Roads Service and an "in principle" proposal has been achieved on 28 February 2011. It would now be appropriate to table the proposals before Moyle District Council prior to making formal application to Roads Service for the proposal."
Should Roads Service acquiesce in this instance would a precedent be set for other developers and owners who fancy converting a stretch of public road for private use?

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Public Road Blocked - boulders taken from foreshore - Northern Ireland Environmental Agency intervenes to stop further removal. Who gave permission for gates to be erected?

Alterations to Environs of Public Road - no permission sought from NIEA despite environs being part of the Ballycastle Coalfields ASSI.

Celebration Walk - Gates had been removed prior to 1 December 2010 following a Roads Service intervention.

Added September 7

Why would a BBC film crew be present at such a prestigious property and controversial development? Might the property have been entered for the new series of BBC Northern Ireland's "House of the Year" competition?