Down Councillor Cadogan Enright praised local conservation group Lecale Conservation who organised the very successful art exhibition that finished in Downpatrick Library last week. More than 20 local amateur and professional Artists supported the exhibition, and many pictures were sold over fortnight.
Lecale Conservation were highlighting odd proposals from the Department of the Environment to retract the Area for Outstanding Beauty Status for parts of the coast between Killough and Dundrum.
Cllr Enright said “The insanity of areas like Tyrella, Minerstown and Rossglass losing their Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) status – while the ASDA car park and McDonald’s fast food are proposed to take their place speaks for itself!”
“This fantastic response by local artists reflects overwhelming community opposition to this foolish proposal by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). Now the consultation period is over local people and the statutory who opposed this proposal are awaiting the decision of the NIEA to see if the 100% opposition to the proposal during the consultation period has been taken into account,” concluded Cllr Cadogan Enright.