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Plans for biodiversity area in Carrickmacross park

Apr 26, 2021 17:04 By News Northern Sound
Plans for biodiversity area in Carrickmacross park Plans for biodiversity area in Carrickmacross park
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Councillors heard of the plans today.

There are plans for part of the Gallows Hill area in Carrickmacross to be turned into a new biodiversity area.

Councillors today heard more on the plans to use a sloped grass area in the park for the project.

This project would see apple trees native to Ireland planted in the area along with a wildflower mix.

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It's part of ongoing work in County Monaghan to encourage more biodiversity.

Sinn Féin's Colm Carthy praised the work being done but asked for engagement with people in the area as part of the planning process.

Fianna Fáil's PJ O'Hanlon called for more to be done to incorporate the Gallows Hill area into the town.

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He said it's less than two minutes' walk from Main Street yet few people know it's there.

Horticulturalist with the County Council Michael Carroll said the plans are a concept at the moment but it's hoped with further development and public consultation they will be ready by Autumn.

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