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Town Boundaries.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 19 November 2009

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Ceisteanna (156)

Sean Sherlock


155 Deputy Seán Sherlock asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his views on the proposals by Midleton Town Council, County Cork, to make alterations to the town’s boundary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42500/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Midleton Town Council applied for a boundary alteration in 2006. The extent of the change to the boundary sought by the Town Council was opposed by Cork County Council. My Department wrote to Midleton Town Council in December 2007 stating that I considered it inappropriate to proceed with the application for a number of reasons, including the lack of agreement between town and county, the passage of time since the initiation of the proposal, and the ongoing process of local government reform. The forthcoming White Paper on Local Government, which I will shortly bring to Government, will address a broad suite of local government issues, including in relation to boundary alterations.