Council reiterates support for A5 road campaign
08 March 2023
Elected Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committee today unanimously supported a proposal to reiterate its support for the A5 project and for the Enough is Enough campaign calling for the infrastructural project to go ahead.
The proposal came before the monthly meeting of the committee at the Guildhall following a deputation by Niall McKenna, Damian Harvey and Brendan Hurl from the Enough is Enough Lives Lost on the A5 Campaign, who outlined the work they are doing to raise awareness for the need for the road to be prioritised and delivered for the people of the west.
Elected members at the meeting heard about loss of life on the A5 road and the urgent need for the A5 to be prioritised as well as the need for wider participation from the public in the ongoing A5 public consultation process.
Members voted unanimously to support the campaign and to do all they can to positively promote the need for work to begin on this vital road infrastructure as soon as possible.
The deputation at the meeting also outlined the need for immediate mitigating road improvements to help save lives in the interim period and called on Council to do what it can to share road safety messaging to educate people on the danger of driving on this road.
To view the deptuation’s presentation click on - . Club Age Grades meeting (derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com)
To sign the petition visit - https://www.change.org/p/a5-enough-is-enough
Notes to Editor:
This deputation builds on the ongoing Council support for the A5 scheme. At the Governance and Strategic planning Committee held on 31 Jan Members also unanimously supported a corporate submission into the A5 public enquiry reiterating its support for the scheme. This corporate response was also supported by the Strategic Growth Partnership (Community Planning Partnership) for the City and District as the A5 is a key infrastructural priority for the City and District in its Strategic Growth Plan to deliver social and economic wellbeing.