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Wednesday 17 September 2014

School set-down area to relieve traffic woes

Hubert Murphy

Published 14/05/2014 | 05:28

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THE nightmare traffic situation outside Scoil Bhride in Dunleer is set to be resolved with the addition of a set down area behind the school.

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THE nightmare traffic situation outside Scoil Bhride in Dunleer is set to be resolved with the addition of a set down area behind the school.

It has been agreed that Louth County Council will give the Board of Management a licence to develop a stretch of land so that cars can come off the busy stretch of road at the school and drop schoolchildren off safely.

The school will have to pay for an entrance onto the council owned land, but that will be returned if the area is used in the future for housing development.

The council were keen to retain the land bank at the rear of the school, but after a lengthy campaign by parents and local representatives, they have agreed to the latest proposal.

'We are 99 per cent there with the plan, but the licence has been agreed and the school will be getting its set down area,' Cllr. Finnan McCoy told the Mid Louth Independent.

'This will make it much safer for children and mean they won't have to be dropped off at the front of the school. The area here is very busy and something needed to be resolved,' he added.

He said the move will 'alleviate all dangers in front of the school' and has come after a sustained campaign.

'There were a lot of reports and planning involved and thankfully we have a result on it.'

Parents in the school have been battling for some time for safety measures around the area, with many cars parking on footpaths and green areas to drop off children.

Passing traffic at key times has also added to the danger.

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