Greystones

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

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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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Commercial Fishermen & Greystones Harbour. Meeting Notes. 18/7/19

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Options. North Pier. Access problems for commercial vehicles and 600 residents, and safety on pier. 12 residents have written complaining of danger and intimidation and want to be represented. South pier. Enough space? Reconfigure boatyard? Need for subsidy to replace income, truck access through children launching? Alter pier? Might work. Placing a pier/pontoon out from the narrow slipway in the public harbour. On Thursday 18th July Councillors met fishermen and the marina operators, Sisk, Glenveagh, Council staff and Bord Iasce Mara. 2 representatives of Marina Village were waiting outside the…

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Commercial Fishermen & Greystones Harbour: Issues 29/6/19

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On Monday the Councillors met the 3 fishermen. And on Thursday met them and the marina operators, Sisk, Council staff and Bord Iasce Mara. Options. North Pier. Access problems for commercial vehicles and 600 residents, and safety on pier. 7 residents have written complaining of danger and intimidation and want to be represented. South pier. Enough space? Reconfigure boatyard? Need for subsidy to replace income, truck access through children launching? Alter pier? Might work. Placing a pier/pontoon out from the narrow slipway in the public harbour. Now to be investigated…

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Commercial Fishermen & Greystones Harbour: Issues

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Considerable commercial vehicle traffic including oil tankers on a 24 hour basis in a dense residential area with narrow footpaths designed as a residential cul de sac. Fishing HGVs are driving dangerously (including turning) where many, including children, are hauling dingies & canoes across a path & launching. 2 children were almost run down in June. The North pier is too narrow, 7m, to allow separation of pedestrians and commercial vehicles. Any items left on the pier will be a serious trip hazard given the big distance to fall. The…

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Mitchell against any further rezoning in Greystones

Posted by | Greystones, Kilcoole, Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

I will be voting against any further rezoning in Greystones or Kilcoole in the next Development Plan. They are building everywhere but the road and transport improvements have not happened. In 2015 I proposed, at a Council meeting on the Development Plan, that this expansion should be dependent on the N11 and Public Transport being improved. This was heavily defeated and only Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin (FG) of the 6 Local Councillors supported this. The transport chaos that is happening is a direct result. Most Councillors don’t seem to understand the…

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Jacobs Engineering says Cllr Mitchells plan for extra Greystones DARTs is feasible

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I wrote a paper in 2018 on how to increase the frequency on the single track from 30 to every 20 minutes. This was based on partially double tracking the line, without the need for an expensive tunnel through Bray Head. This was ignored by Irish Rail but the NTA asked Jacobs Engineering to study how to do this. I received their report in May and they consider the idea is feasible, as is a 20 minute service and a quicker journey time. This is subject to some further analysis…

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Greystones badly needs Charging points for electric cars

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Greystones, population 20,000, is probably the largest town in Ireland without any public charging points. They were to be installed a few years ago but by the time Bord Pleanala had decided the objection was valid the scheme was finished and it was too late to move to a different site. A scheme to upgrade the ones in other towns will not cover Greystones, if you don’t have it, you cant get it, A Catch 22 situation! I have written to Minister Bruton and asked for this to be sorted…

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