Killough Road Likely to Collapse into Sea Again
Councillor Cadogan Enright has highlighted the danger of Fisherman’s Row in Killough collapsing into the sea again following representation by local residents.
Cllr Enright said “I have met with Roads Service Management on site and showed them the series of holes in the sea wall. Most people in Killough remember the last collapse and I was able to send pictures of the last collapse to the new manager at Roads Service to demonstrate how serious this problem is. We are seeking immediate remedial action as it only takes one good storm to collapse the road once the wall is undermined.”
He continued “The main problem is that Roads Service originally opposed a new road in 2001 to serve Westpoint and Seaview Estates in Killough via the Old Mill. This has subsequently created massive traffic pressure on Fishermans Row which narrows to a single lane and which is supported by the Sea Wall. The Sea Wall has then collapsed twice since then, taking out the whole road in 2008. Following representations from Cllr Dermot Curran and I, it now looks like the Roads Service is positively inclined to allowing the link road for Seaview and Westpoint, should a new planning application be made.”
“Over the last few weeks local residents and I have been gathering a petition to ask Oaklee Housing, as the new potential owners of the Old Mill, to be ‘Good Neighbours’ and ensure that they have the property developed to relive pressures in the Village and ensure a road is part of a new planning application.”
“I have arranged a meeting next week in Down Council to be chaired by Down Council Chair Dermot Curran for local residents and Oaklee Housing to meet up. We intend to discuss the overall roads and housing situation at the Western End of Killough and present the list of signatories of over 200 people which is approaching half the houses in the Village of Killough as a whole, ” concluded Cllr Cadogan Enright.