Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
219. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when dredging will commence at Magheroarty Pier, Magheraroarty, Gortahork, County Donegal (details supplied); the reason the application has taken so long to be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36235/21]
An application for a foreshore licenece to undertake dredging at Magheraroarty under section 3 of the Foreshore Act 1933 was received by my Department on 5 January 2021. The application is currently open for public consultation and is available on my Department's website www.gov.ie/en/foreshore-notice/6da98-fs007084-application-for-foreshore-licence-for-dredging-and-beach-nourishment-at-magheraroarty-pier-co-donegal/
The application, including the views of the public and prescribed bodies will be considered in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements. A recommendation will then be made to me, as Minister, as to whether a license for this use of the foreshore should be consented.
My Department will keep the applicant informed accordingly.