Ambrose Laverty, the newly elected Councillor for the Glens, has stated he will write to Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to investigate possible damage to an Area of special scientific interest. The action follows the removal of a path at the end of Carrickmore Road past what was locally referred to as Marconi’s Cottage.
Councillor Laverty stated:
“I’ve had several phone calls and some messages on social media highlighting what appears to be unauthorized works including the removal of a public path.
“Following a visit to the site I spoke with a number of individuals and will highlight the issue for further investigation with DAERA. I want to seek clarity on what rights are constituted at this point. If there is an option to have
those rights confirmed by a Public Path Order I will do so. I want to address these issues with the local countryside officer in council first.”