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To: Cork County Council

No Oversized Whiskey Storage Facility in West Cork

No Oversized Whiskey Storage Facility in West Cork

Stop Development of West Cork Distillers ltd. Whiskey Maturation Site in Tullig Connagh Leap Co. Cork.

Why is this important?

In recent years there has been a growing trend in purchasing a cask of whiskey for investment purposes. These casks need to be stored somewhere and distilleries are looking to our countryside to build large warehouses solely for the purpose of storing whiskey.

Now West Cork Distillers Ltd. wants to build a whiskey maturation site on 26.5 acres in the heart of West Cork. The floorspace alone for the warehouses amounts to 24,480m2 (6 Acres), a road network is also required around these warehouses.

The proposed development is only 1700m from the foot of Carrigfadda, that affords truly the most magnificent panoramic coastal and countryside views in West Cork. On clear days, one can see as far as the Old Head of Kinsale, the Kerry Paps, Hungry Hill and Sherkin Island, to name a few.

This Large development doesn’t offer any extra employment into the area as it is mainly manned by CCTV operations or would have a maximum of two people on site.

Our country lanes can’t support arctic lorries, the infrastructure is not there to support such a sizeable development.

There is a potential for flooding in the area if the development goes ahead.

A development of this size will lead to loss of habitat for our wildlife.

This is an urban development that is more suited to an urban industrial area.

We want to support our local enterprises, but we need our local enterprises to respect our rural communities.

And we need your help to help us protect existing rural character and discourage urban style developments.

Tullig, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • There is no point in zoning for planning if a large ugly, polluting Industrial Complex such as this can be foisted on an agricultural area of natural beauty with many important heritage sites (Stone Circles and more) with no regard to the local community and their well being and interests.
  • Destruction if anciebt monuments iin Irish countryside shows lack of respect for Ireland's heritage as well as ignoring of wishes of local people in West Cork.

Updates

2021-09-18 14:03:13 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-07-24 18:55:03 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-07-20 15:12:20 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-07-20 12:29:57 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-07-20 11:04:20 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-07-20 10:48:03 +0100

10 signatures reached