Press Release Archives - Page 2 of 7 - Councillor Derek Mitchell

Holyhead men paddle kayak to Greystones

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On Thursday 2 Holyhead men paddled their kayaks to Greystones, starting at 4am and arriving at Greystones Harbour Marina at 9 pm. The Irish Sea Charity Paddle was in aid of a Cancer Unit and a mental health charity in North Wales. Andy Smith and Steve Miles were welcomed by Kathleen Kelleher, Cllr. Derek Mitchell and a very welcome pint of Guinness. These had to be takeaway as with Covid restrictions they could tie up but not land. They were accompanied by a sailing boat from Holyhead Sailing Club which…

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Mitchell pleased Delgany to Blacklion CPO published

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I am pleased the Compulsory Purchase Order for the Delgany to Blacklion Cycleway & Road has finally been published on Wednesday. Joining 5 schools with a good cyclepath & footpath is probably unique in Ireland. I have been pressing for this for years. This is a major step forward and if there are no Court cases it should start construction about May 22. This has been planned since 1989 and houses are being built all around the area. I hope that children will use it to cycle & walk to…

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Greystones again loses out on Council’s yearly budget

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I  have analysed how Greystones Budget compares based on the spend per person from the 2016 Census.  As before we are much the lowest spend. Arklow & West have over twice as much spent. This year Greystones funding is 63% below the average having been 51% below the last 2 years. The population is expanding faster than any other area and one would have thought that management would have increased the budget to cope. Management have in fact directed the increases to other areas, they are not serious about managing…

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Mitchell welcomes windfarm survey vessels to Greystones

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Mitchell welcomes windfarm survey vessels to Greystones. Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District Derek Mitchell welcoming the skipper and engineer of The Fastnet Pelican to Greystones Harbour. They have been surveying cable routes to shore for the Codling Windfarm for the last 6 weeks. This information will form the basis of the licence application for the windfarm. The crew of 6 have been staying locally. We need to urgently save carbon and a windfarm 14km out to sea is a good way of doing that. The turbines will be visible from…

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Mitchell does not want to delay Greystones/Kilcoole Development Plan

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There is a move to delay finalising the County Development Plan because of lack of zoned land in some villages. The Greystones Plan will take 2 further years to prepare, after the County Plan is finalised, and was out of date in 2019. ‘They are building everywhere in Greystones and a plan for infrastructure to cope with this is urgently needed. I don’t want the Greystones/Kilcoole Plan delayed’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell Cathaoirleach Greystones Municipal District.  The same probably applies in Newtown, Wicklow Town and maybe Bray

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Greystones Cove subsidence repairs

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The road & retaining wall above Cove Beach Greystones has been subsiding for some time due to rougher waves and rain. Cracks have deepened in the wall. The Government has allocated €70,000 for works to stabilise this cliff face in the town centre. Link: https://www.greystonesguide.ie/the-crack-was-e70000/ Cllr. Derek Mitchell,Cathaoirleach Greystones Municipal District.

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letter to Commercial Fishermens Representative

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Letter to Commercial Fishermans RepresentativeCommercial Fishing in Greystones In order to find a resolution to this issue I wrote to you offering to host a meeting between the Harbour Master Marina Operator (HMMO), his formal title, and the 2 licensed commercial fishermen in order to try to resolve outstanding matters. I feel that direct discussion to resolve the issue is better than the legal route. Over 1,000 people are using the new harbour in boats, at least 9 people have jobs dependent on those boats, and all, except the 2…

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Mitchell urges urgent action to Reopen Cliff Walk

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The Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones has been closed since late February due to the cliff collapsing, at the Greystones end, following heavy rains. This erosion has been going on for ever though increased rain intensity from Global Warming has made it worse. The Council engineer has proposed a short term solution of moving the walk back from the Cliff edge to by pass the worst area. This involves negotiating with landowners and should start immediately. I am urging this to happen as soon as possible as the walk…

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

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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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