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Extremely constructive talks on modern energy storage project

Leading energy storage project discussed between Cllr Enright, Environmental minister Durkan and leaders of the Ulster Farmers union and DDFFRE.

Leading energy storage project discussed between Cllr Enright, Environmental minister Durkan and leaders of the Ulster Farmers union and DDFFRE.

 

Ground-breaking energy storage project discussed in extremely productive talks with Environmental minister Durkan. Councillor Enright led a delegation of leaders of the Ulster Farmers union and local Down farmers organisation DDFFRE. The scheme would be the first of its type in the UK and Ireland and is slated to be based at the old airdrome in Ballyhornan and serving Ardglass and other Lecale villages with renewable energy.

Minister promised to make an on-site tour in July

Grant given to local Energy storage scheme

DDFFRE and David Surplus from B9 meet with Cllr Cadogan Enright over a new energy storage project fund worth up to a possible £450,000 for the Lecale area.

DDFFRE and David Surplus from B9 meet with Cllr Cadogan Enright over a new energy storage project fund worth up to a possible £450,000 for the Lecale area.

Councillor Enright organised a joint funding application between energy company B9 representative David Surplus and the local farmers co-operative Down District Farmers for renewable energy. The grant is aimed at creating a ‘micro-grid’ in the Lecale area which will enable farmers to connect to the national grid without the massive charges they currently face of up to £450,000 for a connection. This will make the Lecale area the first project of its kind in Britain and Ireland.

Annual report to voters and constituents in every house in every village in Lecale

Dear Constituent,
I would like to wish you and your families a Happy New Year.

I am delivering my 8th annual report to every house in every village in Lecale this week to explain to you on how I have been representing your views on Down District Council and other agencies. I am the only local councillor to deliver an annual report to every house in Downpatrick.

Here is the electronic version Cadogan Enright Lecale Report January 2014

This newsletter can only be a summary my work for you over the last year. My website provides much more detail – see
 www.enright.ie  or search for ‘Cadogan Enright’ on Facebook where I post or log my activities as a councillor on a weekly basis.

Cllr Cadogan Enright

4th Dec Massive Green Energy Project Could Make Lecale an Energy Leader

dec 4 2013 Cllr Cadogan Enright chairs massive investment initaitive in Ardglass Ballyhornan AreasArdglass and Ballyhornan look set to gain big-time here.
This will have benefits to the whole Downpatrick and Lecale area
This is one of my most successful campaigns to date – it looks like its going to Translate into jobs, lower cost energy and more sustainable family farms in Lecale

SEE LINK TO FULL STORY HERE

nov 6 2013 Protest that ‘Gold Coast’ is favoured over ‘Lecale Coast’

nov 6 2013 ballyhornan a sewage by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enright has responded to protests by Ballyhornan residents over the low quality of their new sewage plant by making a series of FoI requests.

These clearly show that the Gold Coast in North Down has top class sewage treatment as NIEA classifies it beaches as ‘bathing waters’ BUT NIEA did not classify any of Lecales beaches as ‘bathing waters’ so NI Water is not legally obliged to deliver the same level of treatment – so Ballyhornan only gets ‘sieving’ before discharge to the beach.

Cllr Enright has taken this up as a campaign, and is putting a motion to council to ensure that our local beaches are identified as ‘bathing waters’ under EU the EU Directive to BOTH promote Tourism and to force NI Water to clean up our beaches in Lecale

nov 6 2013 ballyhornan b sewage by CadoganEnright

ANNUAL NEWSLETTER / REPORT TO CONSTITUENTS 2012 / 2013

I delivered my annual report to all 10,000 houses in the Lecale Downpatrick electoral area  towards the end of June 2013.

In line with previous practice, I have produced a newsletter for both the rural area of Lecale LECALE VERSION OF ANNUAL REPORT TO CONSTITUENTS 2012 / 2013 PUBLISHED JUNE 2013

and the Downpatrick area DOWNPATRICK VERSION OF ANNUAL REPORT TO CONSTITUENTS 2012/2013 PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2013

This is my seventh annual report. I am the only councillor in Down to do an annual report to my constituents.  Clearly these newsletters can only be a snapshot of my work as a councillor, but the newsletters point to this website that is updated weekly and monthly with my ongoing progress of my various campaigns and my representation of my constituents requirements.

I hope you find them useful.

Lecale farmers investigate Anaerobic Digestion 12th DEC 2012

Lecale farmers investigate Anerobic Digestion 12th DEC 2012

DOWN FARMERS AFFECTED BY MECURIAL PLANNING DECISIONS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

Attached is a photograph of Cllr Cadogan Enright (right), Ulster Farmers Union representative Elliot Bell and Paddy Flynn with some of the many local farmers attending the meeting on Wednesday 6th June 2012 in Down District Council

Attached is a photograph of Cllr Cadogan Enright (right), Ulster Farmers Union representative Elliot Bell and Paddy Flynn with some of the many local farmers attending the meeting on Wednesday 6th June 2012 in Down District Council

Councilor Cadogan Enright organized a meeting of farmers from the Down area with the Ulster Farmers Union following a series of planning decisions which he has described as ‘mercurial’.

Cllr Enright said, “Local farmers described situations in the hilly country around Drumsnade where a large wind-farm developer has been approved in principle for 5 wind turbines of 2.5 mega-watts each. But when the large developer withdrew, local farmers had problems getting permission for even 3 turbines less than one tenth that size. Individual applications by farmers are delayed locally for many years, whereas major developments are identified as ‘strategic’ and sail though the planning process at the highest levels.”

“This unequal treatment is unjust and creates a situation where the profits of renewable energy in Northern Ireland will be exported by big money interests, rather than kept in the hands of local people”, continued Cllr Enright.

Farmer and wind energy expert Paddy Flynn of Castlewellan said, “Planning policy seems to be interpreted one way in County Down, and another way across N.I.. This does not help people like myself working to advance renewable energy in the rural economy”.

Ulster Farmers Union representative Elliot Bell was extensively briefed at the meeting on 10 different planning issues, with farmers present to back up their complaints with detailed examples. Elliot confirmed that UFU would be seeking to speak with senior planners about the interpretation of policy in Down.

“One of the biggest issues is that planners are reluctant to meet with farmers planning renewable energy installations in N.I. prior to planning being submitted. This creates a lose-lose situation where expensive planning applications have to be speculatively submitted to get attention of planners. In Scotland or England and Wales it is possible to get an on-site planning application quite rapidly prior to any application being made to ensure compliance with local policies. This avoids time and money being wasted. Planners in Rathkelter House had promised to resolve this situation as far back as May 2010, but have failed to do so”, Concluded Cllr Enright

ENRIGHT WELCOMES RAPID REACTION IN KILLOUGH

Cllr Cadogan Enright (centre) with local residents at the Sea Wall at Fishermans Row in Killough

Cllr Cadogan Enright (centre) with local residents at the Sea Wall at Fishermans Row in Killough

Councilor Cadogan Enright has welcomed the ‘rapid reaction’ of the Roads Service to photographs he supplied 2 weeks ago depicting major damage to the sea wall supporting Fisherman’ Row in Killough.

Cllr Enright said, “I must commend Roger Morgan of the Road Service in particular for coming out to see the damage and taking action to avoid the sort of collapse in the road we have previously seen at Fisherman’s Row. Since Seaview and Westpoint were built some years ago Fisherman’s Row has had a pressure of traffic that it was never built for.”

Local residents were delighted with that their concerns had been taken so seriously and the local Residents Chairperson Paul Maynes said “While the ongoing repairs are a great relief to us all it does not take away from the long-term need to provide adequate access to Seaview past the old Mill directly into the Village. This will both resolve the problem at Fisherman’s Row as well as create much better integration of the new estates into Killough. Local residents have been campaigning for 12 years to have something done about this.”

Cadogan Enright agreed and said, “Meetings have taken place with a Housing Association interested in the Old Mill to see if we can persuade them to undertake that development in a sustainable manner and in the interests of the Village of Killough as a whole, and we supplied them with over 200 signatures to support this appeal.”

“The addition of a footway around the base of the Sea Wall will make the latest shoring-up of the Sea-wall both more effective by preventing under-cutting, and create a better environment for local people. This work is expected to take a further 2 weeks assuming the weather permits”, continued Cllr Enright.

Cllr Cadogan Enright also thanked Council Chairman Dermot Curran for his assistance in this matter, saying “It was especially useful that he was able to support meetings I had organized with local people and the Roads Service and the Housing Association given his tight schedule this year as Chair of Council”.

Newspaper clipping shows photograph of Cllr Cadogan Enright with Residents Association Chair Paul Maynes and resident Brendan Walsh