Thomas Byrne T.D. has made submissions to Meath County Council on the Local Area Plans for the North Meath villages of Carlanstown, Kilmainhamwood, Drumconrath and Moynalty.
Byrne stated: ‘I have made my own submissions on the future planning in the villages of Carlanstown, Kilmainhamwood, Drumnconrath and Moynalty. In my submissions for each village, I have highlighted the need for the provision of adequate community and recreation facilities to reflect the needs of each community and the provision of transport infrastructure to serve the local population centres.'
‘I have also requested that full broadband provision to serve residential, retail and business premises be a priority' continued Byrne. ‘In my view, any future associated housing shouldn't be allowed to proceed without the facilities being in place and indeed broadband being available to any future housing and commercial development proposals.'
‘I have concern too for balanced and sustainable development in the North Meath area. Any future development in North Meath should take account of the capacity of these rural villages to grow in a sustainable manner, without causing unacceptable impact on the surrounding environment.'
‘Local Councillors will have to consider the submissions made and incorporate the good ideas as necessary. The Local Councillors have the final say in adopting the Local Area Plans for each village' affirmed Byrne.
‘I want to get as much public involvement as possible in this Local Area Plan process and I encourage local residents to make their own submissions to Meath County Council' concluded Byrne.