So far the process has consisted of Clare County Council applying to Clare County Council for Planning Permission on work, which Clare County Council wants to carry out. Not the most level playing field I'm sure you'll agree.
There is however some light at the end of the tunnel, but just a glimmer. To proceed with the works a 'Foreshore Lease' is required, granted by the Department of the Environment.
Now is the time that surfers can have their voices heard by an impartial body, and that's precisely what the surfers of the West Coast of Ireland are asking for. You can help by writing a letter to the Department of the Environment, stating your point of view, whatever that is (sorry folks it's snail mail only - no email) but there's a template HERE.
Please also join the Facebook group HERE
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