In April 2012 I wrote about the proposed supply of water from Lough Ennell to the Royal Canal. I said that
[…] the Lough Ennell proposal had to go to An Bord Pleanála. At any rate, two applications had to be made, one for the water abstraction and the other for the physical works. In practice, the two are being handled as one.
An Bord Pleanála asked Westmeath County Council for some more information; that has now been supplied and a decision is expected by 11 June 2012.
I have just checked An Bord Pleanála’s website for the two applications PW3005 (lodged 9 December 2011) and JA0030 (lodged 7 October 2011); both say:
Proposed decision date not available at this time.
I do not know why decisions are taking so long.
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… has had its windows broken. More on the Lough Owel Feeder here.
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