Kilcoole

Kilcoole Main Street & Housing Plan needs changing

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Bord Pleanala has received a Strategic Housing Development  Application for 262 homes and some Commercial Units. Applications for over 100 houses go direct to the Bord and this is the first one in Wicklow under this new procedure. While houses are welcome this plan needs drastic changing. I have asked the Bord to make major changes to the scheme. It was intended that this area would be a Town Centre for the large village of Kilcoole, population about 5,000. This does not seem to be a Town Centre and the…

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A Better Rail Service for Greystones, Kilcoole and Wicklow.

Posted by | Greystones, Kilcoole, Transport, Wicklow | No Comments

Procurement of Refurbished and New Diesel railcars.  You are procuring improved carriages, I ask that you get them so that the doors in a limited number of carriages can be opened at short platform stations. These are normal in most other commuter railways but the IR carriages must open all doors on the train which means 8 carriages cannot be used on lines with short platforms (Kilcoole & Rathdrum for example). This will improve the service to Greystones and Wicklow by allowing longer 8 carriage trains in place of the…

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Mitchell Demands Progress on Footpath to Kilcoole Station

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A footpath from Kilcoole to the station is badly needed as Sea Road is narrow and heavily used. ‘I have been pressing the Council to design and fund one for many years and a design was produced last year. This needed discussion with landowners as the road is too narrow. Unfortunately work stopped on this. I have asked the Council to restart work so that we can present a plan to the National Transport Authority so they can fund it. This has been agreed and progress will be reported monthly.’

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Greystones Branch Launch of Local Election Campaign 2014

Posted by | Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole, Newcastle, Wicklow | No Comments

To Day Sunday 30th March Fine Gael launched their Local Election Campaign for the Greystones area of Wicklow County Council. The Launch took place in conjunction with the Euro-Election campaign of Wicklow Deputy Simon Harris. In the reorganised Wicklow County Council the new Municipal area of Greystones which incorporates the towns and villages of Kilcoole, Newcastle, Greystones. Delgany, Killincarrig and Killadrennan will have six seats. Fine Gael is putting forward a strong team of experience and community activists for this area. Existing councillors Derek Mitchell and Grainne McLoughlin are being…

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Mitchell welcomes footpath projects starting in Greystones Area

Posted by | Kilcoole, Local Work, Press Release | 2,195 Comments

The roundabout in Kilcoole is to be replaced by traffic lights to improve safety and €150k has been allocated to do it this year. A plan has been drawn up for a footpath down to the sea but this will have to wait for extra funding and discussions with landowners. ‘I am pleased that this is finally getting closer as a path to the station and sea is badly needed’.   At Killincarrig funding of €100k has been received to provide 4 pedestrian crossings at the roundabouts this year. A…

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Greystones Plan approved but Delgany changes rejected at Council Meeting

Posted by | Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole | No Comments

Wicklow County Council approved the Greystones, Kilcoole and Delgany Development Plan at its Monday meeting. Part of the County Managers recommendations was to rezone Stylebawn House, a Protected Structure, in the centre of Delgany for extra housing and some shops. This was rejected by the Councillors and it has reverted to its previous low density zoning. Also Councillors voted to remove any possibility of shopping development on the large IDA site. ‘I was very against shops there as I felt it would result in vacant shops in the centre of…

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Mitchell Welcomes Planning for Footpath on Sea Road, Kilcoole

Posted by | Community Facilities, Kilcoole | 3,275 Comments

At a meeting on Monday the Area Engineer announced that he is to try to design a footpath on Sea Road, Kilcoole. The National Roads Authority is keen to provide footpaths to stations and should be willing to fund it if there is enough land for it. 3 years ago when the Kilcoole Plan was being prepared I pushed hard to get a path included in the plan as people should be able to walk safely to the station and the beach on this busy road. I am pleased there…

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Irish Rail to erect Kilcoole Fence but leave Bridge Open

Posted by | Kilcoole, Transport M50/N11 | 1,371 Comments

Irish Rail have confirmed that when erecting a safety fence at Kilcoole they will leave a gap, with swing gates, so pedestrians can cross. ‘Originally they were going to close the Breeches Bridge to pedestrians which would have cut the attractive walk from Greystones to Wicklow Town. I have been discussing this with Irish Rail engineers for some time and they have now agreed to leave it open with gates and instructions for the train to whistle and slow’. This will be temporary and they will design a separate walkway,…

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Charlesland And Kilcoole left out of Bus Information System

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Kilcoole, Transport M50/N11 | 1,358 Comments

Bus information signs which give the time to arrival of the next 4 busses are to be live in a number of locations including 3 in Greystones and 7 in Bray and a number of more rural places. However Kilcoole and Charlesland have been left out in spite of my demanding signs earlier in the year. In the recent Census Kilcoole was one of the fastest growing towns in Ireland and Charlesland is the second largest private estate. They must have higher usage figures than many places allocated these signs….

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Charlesland and Kilcoole left out of new Bus Information System

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Kilcoole, Transport M50/N11, Uncategorized | 616 Comments

A new bus information system is currently being trialled in Dublin Centre. Once tested and live it will be spread out to the suburbs. However only 13 locations are being considered for North Wicklow, way below the percentage of population in the area. ‘We seem to get ignored in Regional Initiatives and it is essential that we get more of these displays’. These signs show the next 4 busses arriving at the bus stop and the time to arrival, similar to DART stations. They are useful especially further out where…

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