Greystones

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

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head, Greystones, Press Release | No Comments

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

Posted by | Achievements, Greystones, Local Work | No Comments

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

Posted by | Achievements, Delgany, Greystones, Press Release | No Comments

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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Offshore Windfarm progress welcome but concern about visual impact of Bray & Kish Bank ones

Posted by | Environment & Bray Head, Greystones, Local Work, Press Release, Wicklow | No Comments

I welcome today’s announcement that 7 projects are decided as Relevant Projects to move forward to the next consent stage. We need to use the wind resources to save carbon. However I am concerned about the visual impact of the Bray & Kish Bank one. The development of a large windfarm with a smaller visual effect, well out to sea, should take priority over a small one with a larger visual effect. There should be a limit to the visual effect permitted in towns. In 2005 the Codling windfarm obtained…

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Irish Rail tender for Design of Drogheda DART & Greystones Capacity Improvements

Posted by | Bus/Train, Greystones, Transport | No Comments

On Thursday Irish Rail has gone to tender to do the detail design of the DART expansion on the Coastal line from Drogheda to Greystones. For the first time this includes ‘increases to the capacity of the Bray to Greystones section’ . ‘I am delighted that this is now included in the DART upgrade plan. Originally this was not included and I wrote a paper, launched by Minister Simon Harris, on how it could be done in 2018 by partially double tracking it’. The tender is to design the track,…

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Submission to Consultation Process on Marine Planning & Development Bill with reference to Offshore Renewal Energy, Marine Planning Regime and marine leisure.

Posted by | Community Facilities, Environment & Bray Head, Greystones, Wicklow | No Comments

I made a submission in early January but feel more is needed after the Consultation session in Arklow where I briefly made the following points: Windfarms Visual impact. I represent the Greystones Municipal District and am concerned about the Visual Impact of proposed windfarms from the land. Particularily on large towns that face the sea and place significant emphasis on maintaining an attractive vista from promenades and piers such as Greystones & Bray. These towns have made significant investments in the seafronts and vistas. Also from coastal walks such as…

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Projects for Greystones District funded by LPT

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Project Scheme Project Name Project Status  Project Cost Match Funding from WCC  Brief description Community CCTV Scheme  Greystones CCTV  Funding Approved  €115,000 €75,000 WCC Joint Policing Committee has recently approved the submission of application to the Department of Justice and Equality  for Greystones Community CCTV.  Sports Capital Programme 2017 Charlesland All Weather Pitch Refurbishment  Funding Approved  €59,271 €5,927 Refurbishment of 3 all weather pitches in Charlesland that are 10 years old.  ORIS 2019 North Wicklow Trails Network Development Application Submitted  €310,700 €38,140 Trail Upgrade Works on North Wicklow’s Trails Network,…

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