Delgany Archives - Councillor Derek Mitchell

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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Mitchell wants plan for Greystones Greenroute

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I am calling on the Council to produce a plan for the Greenroute along the Three Trout Stream  from the sea to Delgany. This should form an attractive walk and has been an objective for decades. There are various suggestions that individual developments will produce sections of it. An overall plan dealing with lighting, security, biodiversity etc. is needed so that it joins up in a coherent way. I am asking the Council to produce this plan so that each section which is developed fits in to a plan.

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Mitchell presses Minister Eoghan Murphy for funds for Delgany to Blacklion Road

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Photo shows Cllr Derek Mitchell asking Minister for Environment Eoghan Murphy for funds. The Delgany to Blacklion Road upgrade is badly needed, with four large schools on it, and has been planned for 30 years. I have been frustrated trying to get it moving for a decade and brought this up with the Minister at the recent Fine Gael Ard Feis.

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Council destroys woods in Delgany in spite of Bord Pleanala conditions

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Wicklow County Council started work on flattening a site for temporary accommodation in Blackberry Lane, Delgany in complete secrecy and refuses to explain what it is doing. There was planning permission for 22 senior citizen houses but this has expired. Bord Pleanala imposed conditions that stated that before the site was developed: An archaeologist had to be employed, the boundary treatment with a close house had to be detailed, trees had to be protected with fencing, footpath details agreed, all before development started. None of this has been done. The…

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Delgany to Blacklion Road. Councillors to put pressure on officials

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I am pressing strongly to get this road included in the overall Council’s Capital Budget. A section, in picture, will open this year as part of a housing development currently with showhouses. All Greystones Councillors agreed to vote against the Capital Budget unless the remainder of this road is funded’. There are 3 pinch points on the current footpath, one of which will be eliminated when the road section opens this year. Another part can be widened within the existing width but the third will require purchase of land. Councillors…

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