Carrick businessmen pledge to fight car-parking cull

Several business owners in Carrick-on-Shannon have vowed to continue the fight against the reduction on on-street car parking in the town.

But at a meeting of the Carrick municipal district yesterday, council officials insist the planning process has concluded.

Late last year, Leitrim County Council announced plans for a major upgrade of Carrick, which includes a new car park, with 105 spaces, in Flynn’s Field behind the Landmark Hotel.

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But about 40 on-street spaces in the town-centre will be removed, which has angered several local businessmen.

Planning officials insist the part 8 planning process has concluded after councillors approved of the plan last month.

But four businessmen who face losing spaces outside their enterprises attended the meeting and aren’t giving up yet.

Martin Kelly runs Kelly’s Foodstore in the Dublin Road.


Brendan Kieran runs a pharmacy in Main Street.

Michael Masterson, a barber in Main Street, criticised councillors for approving the plan at last month’s meeting.

Several councillors expressed reservations about the removal of car-parking spaces, but council officials insist they themselves approved such a plan last month.

But Independent councillor Des Guckian believes the decision can be reversed.

 

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