The Ballinasloe Says No committee have taken their next step in their campaign as they are now reviewing legal options to tackle the decision by Galway County Council to grant a permit to the waste transfer station.
Chairperson Vincent Parsons stated: “Ballinasloe Says No are committed to fighting for health, safety and to protect our unique environment around the Suck River Callows -an SPA (Special Protection Area) under EU law - on behalf of the people of Ballinasloe. It is shocking that Galway County Council Executive have decided to grant this permit despite thousands of objections from people in the area.”
“The decision by the Council to grant a permit was quashed by High Court Order on two occasions in 2018 and again earlier this year. In addition, this area is subject to a 1999 High Court Order halting all major waste facilities. Despite all of this Galway County Council Executive have granted another permit for a major waste facility in the town centre showing total disregard for the people of Ballinasloe and surrounding area,” he added.
Chairperson Vincent Parsons and Senator Aisling Dolan with the committee also noted that a public meeting will be held within the next few weeks to give people an update.
PRO and Senator Aisling Dolan stated: “I want to thank people in the town and living all around Ballinasloe for their continued support. This development means hundreds of trucks coming on every road into town. It will have a detrimental impact on the lives of residents and people using our roads competing with 10 ton, 20 ton and 30 ton trucks. We look forward to holding a public meeting in the next few weeks please check our Facebook page for details.”
For more information on when the public meeting see Ballinasloe says NO to Toxic Waste Dump on Facebook for further updates.
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