One way you can show your support for the residents of Tullig and Reenascreena in our fight to prevent West Cork Distillers building a huge industrial warehousing complex in our small rural community is to write to your local councillors.
It is highly likely that West Cork Distillers are lobbying councillors to approve their application. So we need to do a bit of lobbying of our own. While Tullig and Reenascreena Community Group is contacting councillors directly, the more voters who express their disapproval of the proposed development, the more likely councillors are to listen.
The following is a sample email that includes our main objections (as summarised in the conclusion of the comprehensive group submission we sent in to the planning department. Copy and paste this text into your own email and edit as necessary.
I am writing to express concerns about a proposal by West Cork Distillers to develop an industrial scale whiskey warehousing facility on unzoned agricultural land at Tullig, near Reenascreena in West Cork (Planning Application 21458).
This development proposal does not just concern the residents and community in the immediate vicinity. The inappropriate sequestration of parcels of rural land for industrial development represents a tangible threat to rural life across County Cork and beyond.
Some specific concerns relating to the Tullig/Reenascreena development include.
I would ask you to please familiarise yourself with the case by visiting the community website at savetullig.com, and would urge you to vote against what I believe constitutes a dangerous precedent for rural communities across County Cork when this planning application comes before the Council.
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