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Agenda 21 Steps It Up A Notch in Ireland With Plans to Strip People of Their Right to Live in the Country

Claire O’Sullivan — Irish Examiner — May 22, 2014

A candidate for Cork County Council has warned that the local authority’s draft county development plan is seeking to “strip people of the right to live in the countryside”.

According to Midleton-based candidate Wayne Halloran, the draft blueprint for the development of the county sets out that only those who work on the land should get planning permission to live in rural areas.

“As outlined on pages 60 and 61 of this document, planning permission will only be granted to those working on the land, those who have lived there for more than seven years, or those who have emigrated for over seven years and now want to return home to take care of elderly parents,” he said.

Mr Halloran said the new provisions mean farmers would not be able to leave sites to their children who have lived elsewhere but want to return to where they grew up.

“Neither is there provision for those who grew up in rural areas but had to move to find work elsewhere. There are no provisions for those who aspire to a rural life, but who grew up in urban areas. Or to those who were forced to move to Dublin, Cork, and other cities due to employment opportunities but who now wish to refocus their lives with a different work life balance.”

Mr Halloran is best known in East Cork for campaigning as part of the Clonmult-Lisgoold No Pylons group against EirGrid’s plans to build a corridor of 45m-high pylons from Cork to Wexford and on to Kildare.

He claimed the county development plan “effectively strip these people of the right to live in the countryside”.   Continue reading here….

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3 Comments on “Agenda 21 Steps It Up A Notch in Ireland With Plans to Strip People of Their Right to Live in the Country”

  1. cornwallwindwatch May 24, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

    • Pat Cannon July 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      This reminded me of a president Romaine a had called Ceausescu who had a policy of much the same plan as this , BUT!!!! IT CAME TO A SUDDEN END AT CHRISTMAS 1989

  2. paul lally November 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Soon we won’t be able to have a shite without asking permission

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