The development of 11 units at Uplands in Fermoy remains on hold as subject to Habitats Directive, the council heard at this week’s Northern Committee Meeting.

A motion put forward by local councillor Noel McCarthy, sought an update regarding the development on the council-owned lands, which now sees a hold put on plans due to issues regarding the Blackwater Special Area of Conservation due to the presence of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel.

“It’s good news that there are planned developments for the first phase due to take place shortly, but unfortunately now with the pearl mussel, it is a problem,” Cllr McCarthy said.

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