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Concern at Charlesland Risk of Flooding

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head | No Comments

The Three Trout Stream had been dredged and debris cleared upstream of Charlesland Court and Wood. The debris has washed down to Charlesland and caused blockages. Also the debris removed has been left on the stream banks. The Council must immediately clear the stream at Charlesland to prevent flooding. A substantial development contribution was made by the Charlesland developers to fund work on the stream but council officials have for years refused to answer my questions about what they spent it on. This money must be spent now to prevent…

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Newcastle to N11 road improvements welcomed

Posted by | Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

When the last Development Plan was being prepared four years ago I pushed to get this road ‘listed for improvement’. I am pleased that €370,000 has just been allocated to improve it. The section from the village to the church has been improved, strengthened and a footpath added, over the past 4 years. This money, to be spent in 2009, will allow the rest to be improved. One part is too narrow and I expect that it will be widened.

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Redford Flooding Remedial Work

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head, Greystones | One Comment

Last August, following very heavy rain, Greystones had more flooding than anywhere else in Wicklow. There was considerable flooding at some houses in Redford Park. In most cases this was due to large amounts of water coming down Lr. Templecarrick Road as the drains were small or blocked. At Redford a wall fell down under pressure of water build up and this sudden flood caused problems. Since then the Council has worked to try to ensure that the water gets into and stays in the stream. Culverts have been cleared,…

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Charlesland Bus Shelters

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

Dear Resident Following your call I put down a motion, together with Cllrs. George Jones and Grainne McLoughlin, at the recent Town Council meeting about providing a bus shelter in Charlesland. As it happened Dublin Bus attended the meeting and I raised it directly with them. They said that they had a budget this year and would install shelters in a number of different locations which we asked about. This included Charlesland. Hopefully this will now happen this year. Yours sincerely Derek Mitchell

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Eden Gate Residents Committee Update

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

I have raised a number of relevant issues: Roundabout. Copy of engineers reply attached. He got the wrong idea. He is going to think about it further but the issues are difficult. Pedestrian Crossings. I also asked him to consider this in view of the developments and the poor crossings to shops and bus stops. Bus Shelter. We meet Dublin Bus tonight and I am asking for one at Eden Wood stop which is busy.

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Delgany Road Improvements & Traffic Calming

Posted by | Delgany, Transport M50/N11 | 1,282 Comments

The first phase of this was completed with the work on the road past Delgany Golf Club. The next phase, around Delgany National School, has also been completed. The next phase is from the school to Killincarrick including increasing the size and straightening the culvert which flooded some houses last August. The aim is to provide better pedestrian facilities, improve the poor road surface and prevent flooding. This requires purchasing some land and negotiations are ongoing. The section in front of the Delgany Inn will be done as part of…

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Newcastle Aerodrome

Posted by | Transport M50/N11, Uncategorized | No Comments

I am strongly opposed to the present alleged expansion which has been done without planning permission. There is permission, from about 20 years ago, for use as a private airfield. There have been a number of Enforcement Actions by the Council over the years to prevent commercial use and expansion. If they want to expand they should apply for planning permission like anyone else. The Council has recently initiated Enforcement Action against the owner.

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Protecting Bray Head.

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head | One Comment

5 years ago I got the strongest restrictions on house building in Wicklow to apply between the main road and the sea on Bray Head. As a result only farmers who need to look after their land are allowed build there. In the previous 20 years there had been 26 planning applications to build houses on Cliff Road, Windgates. Minister of State, Dick Roche T.D. (Fianna Fail) has written at least 20 letters to planning officials urging them to allow houses on the Greystones side of Bray Head.

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Charlesland Builder still liable to Build Greystones Enterprise Centre and provide recycling centre site.

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones | 12,522 Comments

Last week Bord Pleanala turned down a large Shopping Centre in Greystones but granted permission for houses, offices, enterprise units and a petrol station. In December 2006 when the Council rezoned the site the developer signed an agreement which required him to donate a 3,000 sq.m. Enterprise centre and a site for a recycling centre to the town. Also it allowed the State to buy a site for a Primary School and a Garda Station. I have checked this agreement and consider that he is still liable to provide these…

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