Mitchell protests at Greystones Projects being excluded from Council’s Capital Spending

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On Monday 27th April Wicklow County Council passed the Capital Spending Plans for the next 3 years. Of the €58m of projects listed only a miniscule €182k or .3 % was for the Greystones/Kilcoole area even though we have 20% of the population. 50% is to be spent in Bray and 23% in the Arklow area. ‘I voted against this discrimination and was disappointed no other Councillor voted against. Area Councillors need to get behind efforts to demand a proper budget for the area. Greystones is the fastest expanding area and we…

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Council asks for a partial redesign of La Touche Hotel housing plan

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Wicklow County Council has asked for 13 points of further information about the planning application for 26 houses on the site of the La Touche Hotel. In effect this is a request for a partial redesign within the Architectural Conservation Area.  They welcome the retention of the historic building but are concerned that the sea side new buildings dominate the Hotel, adjoining buildings and the walk from the Harbour. The Council has also requested footpath, parking and other improvements in the design. Cllr. Derek Mitchell said ‘I objected to this…

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Mitchell objects to La Touche redevelopment

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Cllr. Derek Mitchell said ‘The La Touche Hotel has been a very prominent derelict site for over 10 years and it needs to be redeveloped. However the present plan, for 26 mostly tall houses, is too near Cliff Road, on the sea side, too tall and hides the old structure. It would be much better if a curved terrace was built on the sea side, more in character with the old hotel. I have objected to these aspects of this plan and would urge other concerned people to object before…

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Greystones Harbour work restarts

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Work has started this week to build the clubhouses for the 5 clubs. The Sea Scouts, Rowers, Sailors, Divers and Anglers will receive free clubhouses from the developer, Sisk, with completion expected at the end of this year (photo). The temporary boat compounds are now being moved to allow laying underground pipes and a permanent surface prior to the boats moving back in mid summer. ‘it is great to see progress again and this will be a boost to marine and youth activity in the town. No other town in…

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Mitchell pleased Irish Water are improving reliability of Greystones Area Water supply

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Irish Water has just informed the Council that it is making substantial investments ‘as a high priority’ to install pressure boosting pumps for the Greystones Reservoir, Blackberry Lane, Delgany, and also one for  Tinnapark, Kilpeddar. They are to install a looped main for Timmore Lane and to connect the new Bellvue Hill pump to the ESB. All of these works are scheduled for completion by mid March 2015. They are also to get Consultants to study how to improve supply at Glencormick North near  Kilmacanoge. Every Spring the water was…

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la Touche Images of new Plan

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I think that the land side looks well. However the 7 houses facing the sea at Cliff Road are too imposing and hide the old building too much. I think they should be made a curved terrace thus allowing better views of the old hotel. They could also be reduced in size and placed further away from the road. The site has been derelict for 15 years and needs to be rebuilt. Derek.   LaTouche_2015 - Proposed Development, Greystones      

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Mitchell pleased that development planned for derelict La Touche Hotel, Greystones.

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A company called Kavere La Touche has recently applied for planning permission to develop 26 houses of 3 and 4 stories in the shell of the old hotel and 58 car spaces. They also intend to use the old bank for commercial purposes and to redevelop 1,000 m2 of commercial space behind the frontages of 2 houses on Marine Terrace. A public open space, seats, a play area and lawn will face the sea. Cllr Derek Mitchell said ‘The most prominent building in Greystones, the front and back walls of…

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Irish Water brings benefits to Greystones/Delgany where the previous system failed

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At Wicklow County Council’s debate on Irish Water many Councillors wanted to abolish Irish Water. Cllr Derek Mitchell said the previous system failed as the most important thing was to have water in the taps. Every Spring the water was turned off in Greystones/Delgany most evenings for a month creating hardship for business and households. Irish Water has now approved the funds for the installation of a large pump to fill the reservoir in Blackberry Lane and provided one on Bellvue Hill to provide water pressure to higher houses which…

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Major Progress for Greystones Harbour in 2015

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Sisk met with Greystones Councillors on Tuesday evening and committed to start building the clubhouses for the Community Clubs (Sea Scouts, Rowers, Divers, Anglers and Sailors) in January 2015 and expect to finish at the end of that year. Minister Simon Harris TD expects the Coastguard building to be built in 2015. Following that work will start on the public square, boardwalk and public park. They also expect to start building the homes soon though the time is not fixed yet. Councillor Derek Mitchell said ‘I am very pleased that there is…

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