At Tuesdays meeting the Council agreed to ask Sisk to improve the harbour more than they have agreed to do. The Council welcomed the improvements, opening the North Pier, improving the Public Square, Public Slipway, Fishermen’s facilities, etc., which Sisk have said that they will implement by next Spring as they will improve the appearance of the harbour area. The Council agreed to send a letter, as proposed by Cllr Mitchell, asking them additionally to:
· Improve the grass behind the fencing
· To take away the fencing on part of the Public Square which they will provide
· To remove the fencing on the South Pier above the Community area
· To give an assurance that the attractive Public Square will be fully built at the same time as the first apartments.
For information: The full agreed draft letter is as follows.
We welcome the improvements, opening the North Pier, improving the Public Square, Public Slipway, Fishermen’s facilities, etc., which you have said that you will implement by next Spring as they will improve the appearance of the harbour area. We have the following concerns:
We are concerned that the grass did not grow well in the area behind the fencing. The part nearest the Town did not grow well. The Northern, further away part, grew well but together with the other part has now gone brown. We had understood that this area would stay green and look more attractive. We would ask that the whole area be re-seeded and an assurance given that the quality of landscaping be to an acceptable standard visually.
The 3,500 sq.m. area of the public square which you will turn into lawn is welcome. However keeping fencing on the haul road by this lawn is not acceptable. We would ask that this fencing is removed and that SISK produce an alternative proposal for access to the site during construction.
The fencing on the south pier above the area for the Community Clubs should be changed to acceptable standard pier chains.
We want an assurance that when the first block is being built that the attractive Public Square, Car Park and associated works will be fully built in accordance with planning permission at the same time.
We note that you have costed the works in the plan handed to you at the last meeting at around €8m whereas the other costing was around €1.8m. We would like an independent costing of these works as we are surprised by the difference.
Greystones Town Council
Councillor Derek Mitchell, member of Wicklow County Council.
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