HC Deb 10 November 1882 vol 274 c1192

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he has received a reply from the Secretary of the County Wicklow Grand Jury as to whether there was any undertaking to the effect that the improvements in the town of Arklow, which have been discontinued by order of the county surveyor at Lord Caryfort's request, were only to be carried out with the approval of all the owners and occupiers of property in the district to be affected, and whether any one else has objected to the proposed improvements?


Sir, I have received a reply from the Secretary of the Grand Jury, and find that the following is the wording of the Presentment passed at the Spring Assizes, 1882:— To the parties to be employed by the county surveyor to lower a hill in the road leading to the railway station in Arklow, between Mr. J. F. Evan's house and the Town Hall, being 160 yards in length (N.B.—Provided the consent of the owners of houses adjoining be given before next assizes)—£40. Lord Carysfort declined to give his consent to the execution of the work, on the ground that it would injure his property, where he has expended large sums of money.