Leitrim Cllr says forestry will be a major issue on the doorsteps at upcoming elections

A Leitrim Councillor says forestry will be a huge issue on the doorsteps in Leitrim in the local elections next year.

Councillor Justin Warnock has called for a ban on planting forestry in Leitrim until the County Development Plan is reviewed.

The Fianna Fail Councillor is part of the Love Leitrim campaign and many farming groups also support the view that vast sitka spruce plantations are destroying the landscape and beauty of the county.

Councillor Warnock says the issue will be a huge issue not only at the local elections but also the next general and european elections: