Greystones Archives - Councillor Derek Mitchell

Mitchell asks Codling Windfarm for Interpretive Centre

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The Codling Windfarm promoters met with Greystones Councillors and described the exciting project. The largest windfarm in Ireland it will save a lot of carbon by replacing thermal power plants. They plan for 140 large wind turbines on the Codling Bank, which is 13km off shore.  They hope to construct it in 2025/6 following getting consent and other permits. I welcome this project but it will be very visible from Greystones to Wicklow.  It is essential that this area is made feel connected and involved with the project via jobs,…

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Greystones Harbour, Town & Codling Windfarm.

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Codling will be the largest windfarm in Ireland with twice the power of Moneypoint, the largest thermal station. It will be very visible from the coast from Greystones to Newcastle & Wicklow Town. It is essential that the area is made feel connected and involved with the project via jobs, information, tourism, boat movements & trade. Maintenance base. I have spoken, in September 2020, at some length to Sally Shenton, Manager Base Selection and shown Erlend Christiansen and Paul Concannon around Greystones Harbour and its facilities. It is the safest…

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Glenveagh sells 100 Marina Apartments to German fund

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The Irish Times reports that about 100 apartments have been sold to a German Fund. Cllr Fortune seems very concerned about this but it is the plan from 15 years ago that these were to be built and sold to pay for the social infrastructure which has been built. The apartments have been rented out for around 6 months. ‘€90m has been spent on excellent promenades, substantial north and south breakwaters, a 200 berth marina, 2 public slipways, club facilities for sea scouts, rowers, divers, sailors and anglers. The excellent…

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Controversy over 41 Social houses in Greystones

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I welcome the majority vote of Greystones Councillors by 3 to 2 to provide 41 Social Homes at the Council owned site. This was purchased probably a decade ago for housing and lots of money has been spent preparing detailed plans, studying flooding, how to reduce it and other issues. The Government has agreed to fund building and I hope they will be ready in 2 years. There are 394 people on the Greystones housing list, many for a long time and I believe that we have a duty to…

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Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm

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Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm. Shorten it by 10Km. This extends from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and will have an adverse effect on Greystones, Bray Head & the Cliff Walk. The huge Dublin Array turbines, at 300m 50% higher than Poolbeg chimneys,  are to be close to shore, 9 Km from the coast. The photomontages of this are on their site https://dublinarray.com/   until 20th November and they are seeking feedback. I urge people to view this and give their views.  This is close to the…

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Greystones District, the goose plucked by the rest of Wicklow

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Greystones district, including Kilcoole & Newcastle, gets €172 per person a year to run the area whereas Bray, a similar urban area, gets €242 and thus has 3 times the staff. West Wicklow gets €331 each and Arklow & Wicklow Districts about €280. That’s why services are poor in Greystones. The money spent in the area was always small and has not increased in line with the population. The growth also increases the spend with roads being dug up frequently. When I complain about this, Councillor Patsy Glennon (FF) from…

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Concern about adverse visual impact of proposed Dublin Array Windfarm

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This extends from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and will have an adverse effect on Greystones, Bray Head & the Cliff Walk. The huge Dublin Array turbines are to be close to shore, 9 Km from the coast and will produce about 600MW. The photomontages of this are on their site https://dublinarray.com/   until 20th November and they are seeking feedback. I urge people to view this and give their views. This is close to the proposed Codling Windfarm which is less prominent, as it is further offshore, even though it generates…

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Good Wishes to Record Setting female sailors

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Greystones sailor Pamela Lee and her co-skipper Cat Hunt are attempting to set the first record for an all female, double handed circumnavigation of Ireland. They are hoping to inspire girls in Ireland and the UK to take up offshore sailing on equal terms. Probably setting off from the Kish on Tuesday evening, depending on the weather, it is expected to take about 5 days ‘This is a tough challenge, working 2 hours on and 2 off all that time, I wish them well’ said Cllr. Derek Mitchell, Cathaoirleach Greystones…

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Greystones Public Realm Plan Wins Big Award

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‘I’m delighted that Greystones Public Realm Plan won the Highly Commended Award at today’s Irish Landscape Institute awards ceremony.  We were beaten by  Ait Urbanism ‘North East Inner City Greening Strategy ‘(Dublin) .   The Galway Public Realm Plan came in third. I’d like to thank the Greystones 2020 Group for all the work and public consultation which went into it, working with Paul Hogarth & Co. This will serve as a plan which the Council will strive to implement in future years as funds become available’ said Cllr. Derek Mitchell…

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