Supermarket giant Tesco has officially been granted planning permission for their new petrol station at their Letterkenny store.It follows an ongoing battle with local business owners who are objecting to the plans.The ongoing planning battle goes back as far as 2003 when Tesco was refused permission for the site at Port Road. Local business owners Eddie Tobin of Tobin’s Service Station and Paul Sweeney of Sweeney’s Spar at Ballyraine both objected to the plans.The businessmen say they are objecting to the plans because of traffic congestion while Mr Sweeney claims the granting of permission could lead him to lay staff off.However planning has been granted with 20 different conditions.It is expected that both business owners will take their case to An Bord Pleanala. TESCO GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR LETTERKENNY PETROL STATION was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:objectionsplanning permissiontesco
The cost and benefits of territorial tenure, and factors affecting mating success in male Antarctic fur seals
The timing, location and duration of territorial tenure, and the mating success and return rates of male Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were measured over four consecutive breeding seasons (1984–87) on Bird Island (54°00’S, 38°02’W), South Georgia. Tenure duration (days) followed a heavily skewed, Poisson-like distribution (median 13.08 days, maximum 75 days) and was positively related to the number of years of tenure (rs= 0.52, P 0.7) or to the level of mating success in the current year (P > 0.15). It was, however, positively related to the duration of tenure in the current year (P < 0.0001). The overall annual return rate was 43% which is not significantly different from the survival rate for the general male population and suggests that territorial tenure does not contribute to increased mortality in male Antarctic fur seals.