Mayo councillors formally approve loan of 2.5 million to buy 40 acres of land on Westport House estate
Members of Mayo County Council have formally approved a loan of 2.5 million euro to buy 40 acres of land on the Westport House estate.
It was confirmed late last month that, as part of the sale of Westport House by the Browne family to the Hughes family, Mayo County Council would purchase 40 acres of the estate.
The matter was raised at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council, which was held at Ireland West Airport Knock.
Councillors approved the raising of a loan of 2.5 million euro to purchase the land.
Westport-based Independent Councillor Christy Hyland proposed the loan, and says it’s important that the council owns this landbank for future developments in the town…..