CAMPAIGNERS WIN ROUND 2 OF BULLOCH HARBOUR BATTLE: NOW IT’S UP TO AN BORD PLEANÁLA
While the ownership is unresolved, Save Our Seafront, believes that no planning applications should be granted that might have a long term impact on future developments.
The Bulloch Harbour Preservation Society, An Taisce and other campaigners have seen off Bartra Developers for a second time.
Last December, they submitted a planning applica-tion for three luxury mansions, apartments, a café and various marine workshops in Bulloch Harbour.
Large public meetings and hundreds of submis-sions to the Council showed the depth of feeling against such a development in this harbour.
Thankfully, the Council refused the application, but the developer is appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanála.
The recent storms saw massive waves crash down on Bulloch Harbour – it seems clear that this over-topping has become more regular, and makes an even stronger case against the kind of develop-ment that is being proposed.
It is abundantly clear to Save Our Seafront that the current zoning of Bulloch Harbour does not protect it definitively and, unless the harbour is bought by the Council and rezoned to protect it as a nation-al heritage and maritime amenity, eventually there will be inappropriate development here.
Photo: Waves crash down on Bulloch Harbour during last winter’s storms.