Delgany Archives - Councillor Derek Mitchell

142 Cost Rental Homes in Delgany oversubscribed

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The Land Development Agency described the 142 Cost Rental homes in Archer’s Wood scheme, the first scheme in the country.  This has been heavily oversubscribed and the first ones allocated by lottery and people should move in January. 2 beds have been rented for €1455 pm. 94 1 beds will be offered in about 6 weeks  for a lesser amount.  ‘This sounds good value compared to the open market. I’m glad that this initiative will help the ‘squeezed middle’ who have not been able to afford a home.’ said Cllr…

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142 Cost Rental Homes in Delgany

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142 Cost Rental homes in Archer’s Wood, Delgany built by Cairn are now being offered by the Land Development Agency for. €1455 pm for 2 beds in Phaze 1. ‘This sounds good value compared to the open market. I’m glad that this initiative will help the ‘squeezed middle’ who have not been able to afford a home.’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell (FG) 48 are open for application now and 94 one beds will be open in early 2023. Net household income should be under €53,000 & not receiving social housing…

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Delgany Development Refused permission

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Wicklow County Council has refused permission for 99 houses and apartments on land zoned for 12 homes at Stylebawn in Delgany Valley. It was refused because of too many houses, too much destruction of trees and site alteration, the increased risk of flooding of the Three Trout Stream, poor apartment design and not adequate protection of Stylebawn House which is a Protected Structure. I objected to this for the above reasons and am glad it has been refused. I would like the developer to apply for a much lesser development…

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Delgany to Blacklion Cycle Way & Road compulsory purchase gets Go Ahead

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Bord Pleanala has approved the plans & Compulsory Purchase Order for this project. This includes a foot & cycle path on each side of the road which is being straightened. This busy road joins 5 schools and is dangerous to cycle along with poor paths.  About 10 smallish plots of land, mostly ends of gardens, are needed hence the need for the CPO I have been pressing for this for years as it should encourage cycling & walking to school cutting down car traffic. I have now asked for a…

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Delgany N11 Junction10. Part must be kept open say Greystones Councillors

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Councillor Derek Mitchell (FG), Greystones Municipal District, Member, Wicklow County Council,C/o Kiltoorish, Manor Avenue, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Phone/Fax 01-2874115(H), 087-2574969, 29th September, 2021. dmitchell@wicklowcoco.ie  www.derekmitchell.ie At Tuesdays meeting of the Greystones Municipal District, Councillors agreed to my motion to write to Transport Ireland to ensure that the N11 Junction 10, Delgany, stays open at least in the North direction. Also to include a road from Newtown to Willow Grove and to get the National Transport Authority to prioritise Public Transport.    The 4 large towns in East Wicklow have 2…

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Delgany J10 Part must be kept open

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Closing J10 will produce significant problems. I think that adequate safety and movement can be obtained by the plan below (numbers refer to Fig 1 in his report map below): Keeping open North on & off N11 to Delgany (1 & 5), Build Local Access overbridge as recommended. Close access 2, 3, 4, 6 as recommended. The overbridge will provide nearly as good access, be much safer and be better for busses, cyclist & pedestrians. The sight lines & merge speed for 1 can be much improved, within the existing…

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Mitchell pleased Delgany to Blacklion CPO published

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I am pleased the Compulsory Purchase Order for the Delgany to Blacklion Cycleway & Road has finally been published on Wednesday. Joining 5 schools with a good cyclepath & footpath is probably unique in Ireland. I have been pressing for this for years. This is a major step forward and if there are no Court cases it should start construction about May 22. This has been planned since 1989 and houses are being built all around the area. I hope that children will use it to cycle & walk to…

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Progress on Delgany to Blacklion Road

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Significant Government funding, €280,000, has been allocated to producing a safer road at Delgany Wood Avenue and Blacklion Manor as there have been many complaints about speeding downhill. This will reduce the width to 6m from 8m in places which will slow drivers and raise the cycle tracks off the road. At the Delgany end there will be a signalised pedestrian crossing and better junctions as people have complained about them for a long time. This is to be completed by year end. A builder is completing the central section…

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Council asks for Changes to the Film Studio Site in Greystones.

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The Media Campus has applied for permission to build a large, 73,000 sq.m, film studio on land is Greystones. The planners have asked for ‘further information’ effectively a request to redesign some non fundamental aspects: Delgany Greenway. They have to redesign to allow this along the Three Trout Stream as the original plans did not. I asked for this condition and am pleased it has been put in. More detailed aspects of 2 of the large buildings impact on nearby homes and possible amendments. Additional planting to enhance and protect…

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Mitchell delighted new Charlesland Secondary school to open 1 year earlier.

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Delighted Minister for Education has brought forward the new Charlesland Secondary school opening to 2020. I have been lobbying on behalf of the many worried parents who were told they were 80th on the waiting lists for the 2 Greystones Schools.  I zoned a 5ha. site for this 15 years ago next to the sports facilities and I have been urging the Department to buy this for years. Currently it has temporary planning permission for use as a builders yard. I expect it will open in temporary facilities. This will…

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