Rosslare Harbour Action Plan needed as village and port come into Brexit focus
An action plan is needed for Rosslare Harbour.
Speaking at the county council meeting, Cllr Ger Carthy said the Great Southern Hotel site is a case in point. 'Five years on from the first time I raised the dereliction there and we are no further down the road, apart from a fence being put up around it. Where are we with it?'
He called for an action plan for Rosslare Harbour village and the area in light of Brexit, saying developing the village centre will deal with many of the issues affecting the area. He criticised the OPW for failing to communicate their plans for a 16 acre site in the village with local residents, where they are establishing a temporary border inspection post. 'A five to ten year plan could be drafted, taking in the Great Southern site.'
CEO Tom Enright said: 'It is our intention to look at Rosslare Harbour. We don't want to see two or three derelict hotel sites in Rosslare. We met with the owners of the Great Southern regarding its refurbishment and we will take full actions under derelict sites legislation. We are also looking at the village centre. The border customs and inspection post area is only a temporary arrangement so we will be looking at that 16 acre site.'