A long-awaited flood relief scheme for the Cois Abhainn and Ashwood estates in Westport has now progressed for Part 8 planning.

In December 2015, some homes in the Ashwood estate were flooded, while houses in Cois Abhainn alongside the Carrowbeg River were also flooded.

At that time, Westport-based Councillor Christy Hyland had sought funding for a flood relief scheme.

While it has taken several years to progress the scheme, Councillor Hyland says the Part 8 notice is published in local newspapers this week, and he hopes to see the work taking place next Spring.....

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