10 December 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The hope was expressed at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council that the decision to dispose of an industrial site in Carrickmacross would provide an uplift for enterprise development and employment in the South Monaghan town. Councillors gave their approval to a Section 183 Notice relating to the disposal of 0.46 hectares of land at the Drummond Otra industrial site on Ross Road, Carrickmacross to CH Properties Limited for a consideration of €190,000. Noting that this matter had already been agreed at Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District level, the Co Council’s Deputy Chief Executive Paul Clifford told Monday’s meeting that the Section 183 Notice related to a site that had been taken back into the possession of the Co Council a number of years back.

Mr Clifford said the purchasers of the site had already applied for and received planning permission for the establishment of a plant hire business. Proposing the approval of the sale, Sinn Féin’s Noel Keelan said industrial sites were purchased by the Council over many years and councillors were always anxious to see sites developed to create employment. If this business got up and running, it might encourage other businesses to become established in the area. Seconding, P J O’Hanlon (Fianna Fáil) said that hopefully this whole area would become fully developed. The sites had been there for quite a long time but business was now “on the up” in the South Monaghan area, he believed. Complimenting the Co Council on the manner in which they had dealt with the matter, Councillor O’Hanlon asked when it was…

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