I know this is a long shot but is anyone here familiar with the ins and outs of Irish Law regarding a development which will completely destroy a megalithic tomb
read this thread discussing total redevelopement of dublin port, Im not sure if the Balbriggan developement is soley based on this proposal by the PDs http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?t=4528
i don't think its as ahead in planning as they claim, key is to find out who own the lands and how much they donating to the PDs
and if the development goes ahead make sure they carry out every requirement in law they must in the planning which of course they wont'
The Dublin Port Company’s plan to extend its facilities would be obsolete if a proposal by the Drogheda Port Company to develop a new deepwater facility at Bremore, north of Balbriggan gets the green light.
The Dublin Port Company is planning to infill 50 acres of Dublin Bay in a bid to boost capacity at the port.
However, the Drogheda Port Company has acquired an option on 150 acres of land for the first phase of its proposed deepwater facility, which would have the capacity to handle five million tonne of freight a year in its initial phase. Further expansion of the facility could boost this figure to 20 million tonnes annually.
A report commissioned by the Drogheda Port Company says the National Spatial Strategy has identified a need to divert traffic out of Dublin Port to other locations, especially on the east coast.
East Meath zones land adjacent to Bremore Port
Jul 27, 2005
Meath County Council have rezoned 240 acres of land at Gormanston, Co Meath for Industrial and logistics development in the East Meath Development Plan. The lands are adjacent to Bremore, the location of Irelands new Deepwater Port. Meath County Manager Tom Dowling said that the local authority had opted for industrial zoning due to the potential synergies with the ports development. He advised the local representatives that the zoning would be a significant opportunity for Meath to generate employment and benefit from the new Deepwater Port.
Drogheda Port Company Chairman Mr Patrick Traynor in welcoming the rezoning stated that the lands had the potential in conjunction with the port itself to become the primary logistics and distribution centre in Ireland, located on the Dublin\Belfast economic corridor with direct access to the M1 motorway. He stated that the rezoning is a good strategic planning decision by the council and fully in line with the objectives of the National Spatial Strategy to offer development opportunities outside existing congested hubs.
Bremore\Gormanston is also being mooted as the northern location for the new Dublin outer orbital route.
I was up there a while back. It is an amazing landscape!!