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Public consultation on Blakes Corner announced

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Blakes Corner. Image Google Streetview

Clare County Council has announced it will hold a public consultation relating to traffic management proposals at Blakes Corner in Ennistymon in early May.

Details of the consultation have yet to be finalised but the local authority says it will include a non-statutory public consultation event to be held locally in Ennistymon at which the various options for resolving traffic issues in the town and at the notorious Blakes Corner bottleneck in particular will be put forward.

We would very much welcome the participation of the wider community in this process which will be central to determining a final solution to outstanding traffic management issues,” said Anne Haugh, Director of Services, Clare County Council.

Ms. Haugh noted that the upcoming public consultation will be facilitated by Council engineers and members of the Project Steering Group who will be “on hand to discuss the various aspects of the project on a one-to-one basis with individuals or groups, to listen to their views and contributions and to assist in whatever other way possible.”

“Following the event, a period of a number of weeks will be allocated to allow members of the public to make submissions which in turn will be considered before the Council makes a decision in relation to what option will be further pursued through a formal planning process,” added Ms. Haugh.

Ms Haugh confirmed that Senator Martin Conway, the Chair of the local liaison group established to engage with the Council on this issue had also been informed of the decision.

Details of the non-statutory public consultation will be announced in the local media in the coming weeks.

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