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Blocked Streams, Ballywater

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the result of the investigation into blocked and overgrown streams at lands at 52 Dunover road, Whitechurch, Ballywater, Co. Down; and what maintenance has been undertaken as promised in his letter of 14 October 1986.

The watercourse was inspected on 23 October 1986. Although one stretch was badly overgrown the blockage was minor. The riparian was advised and

Year and schemeNumber of paymentsGrant paid
1980–81
Farm and Horticulture Development341108,314
Agricultural and Horticultural Development
Farm Capital Grant2,9571,112,271
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant31,526
TOTAL3,3011,222,111
1981–82
Farm and Horticulture Development391161,380
Agricultural and Horticultural Development
Farm Capital Grant2,178781,111
Agricultural and Horticultural Grant456190,192
TOTAL3,0251,132,683

asked to clear the blockage. Re-inspection on 2 December 1986 showed that the blockage had been removed and that the watercourse was flowing freely.