Waterford Council is willing to engage with any developer that’s interested in completing the Dunmore East Ring Road.
It’s following calls from Sinn Fein Councillor Pat Fitzgerald.
A private developer has already constructed a section from Dunmore East Golf Club to below the Killea Church however there’s plans to extend it as far as the main Dunmore East road.
Councillor Fitzgerald says now is the time for the council to act: “because of the renewed interest by developers to acquire planning permission for residential development in the Killea and Knockacurran areas of the village, construction of a new section of ring road running from below Killea Church to the Main Dunmore East / Waterford Road should now be seriously considered by the WC & CC Roads Dept. While the village of Dunmore East and it’s surrounds are now well served by a new sewage treatment collection system and a state of the art sewage treatment plant, the local road network struggles at times to cope with the amount of traffic generated by the area’s successful and vibrant tourist industry.”
He went on to say, “a sizeable section of this new ring road has already been constructed by a private operator on private land which runs from the Dunmore East Golf Club to a junction below Killea Church and it’s now time for the Local Authority to continue with the construction of the road on to the main Dunmore East road at Crotty’s corner.”
“The further development of the new Dunmore East Ring Road would ensure the future orderly development of hundreds of units of residential housing and ensure the local traffic congestion problem is dealt with, it would also ensure the local economy continues to grow and thrive for the benefit of locals, tourists and business.”
Fianna Fail’s Eddie Mulligan supports the motion: “Dunmore East as we know is actually the fastest growing town in Waterford with a growth of 15% in its population between the two census. Certainly for driving forward the
CEO Michael Walsh told Councillors that “if there’s developer interest we’re happy at the planning and economic level to engage with people if they want to come and talk to us.”