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Footpath in Dhoon Glen closed indefinitely

Mon, 20 Feb 2023

© Copyright Christine Johnstone
© Copyright Christine Johnstone
A Garff Commissioner is calling on the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture to ‘reconsider’ the closure of a section of path in Dhoon Glen.
Marinda Fargher says the department aren’t ‘intending’ to reopen the trail and will instead put up permanent fencing until that area ‘returns to nature’.
The department has said it created the diverted path to deal with between 30 and 60 trees which are rotting.
Ms Fargher believes the fencing will be around for years.
She says: “The commissioners are particularly concerned that this closure decision may create a precedent for management of trees and glens in the future.
“They will be seeking a meeting with departmental officers to obtain further information and to ask them to ensure that their plans are fully communicated to the public.”
The Local Democracy Reporting Service has been speaking to Garff Commissioner Marinda Fargher and DEFA Minister Clare Barber:


  • Dhoon Glen IV


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