Oral hearing to be held over Abbey Road site in Athlone next week

An oral hearing relating to a request by Westmeath County Council for the compulsory acquisition of a site at Abbey Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath is due to take place next Wednesday, 24th.

Th purpose of the oral hearing is to provide an opportunity for the parties, who wish to do so, make further submissions beyond their written submissions, and to allow the Inspector to seek clarification on any issues arising and objections made.

Parties will also have the opportunity to ask questions or seek clarification on submissions made at the hearing at the discretion of the Inspector.

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However, there is no obligation on any party to make a submission to the oral hearing or to ask questions of the other party, and all written submissions already received will be considered by the Inspector of the Board.