Harbour

Greystones Harbour Public Facilities and Homes to proceed

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Wicklow County Council voted, with 20 for and 3 against, on Monday to transfer land to build 358 homes to the builder who has rebuilt the wrecked harbour. In 2003 the Council agreed the plan for a Public Private Partnership where the harbour was rebuilt at no cost to the taxpayer by allowing these homes to be built mostly on reclaimed land. ‘The builder is now working fast to complete the free clubhouses for the Sea Scouts, Rowers, Divers, Sailors and Anglers and the large Public Square. Cllr Whitmore did…

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Greystones Harbour Decision delayed by Council

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The developer has been working fast to complete the clubhouses for the Sea Scouts, Anglers, Divers, Rowers and Sailors and other public facilities. The Council, at the request of Cllr Jennifer Whitmore, postponed a decision on the transfer of land even though it was informed this would delay the scheme and that it was obliged by contract to transfer it. ‘I am keen to get the harbour finished ASAP as there have been too many delays already. I hope this will only be a months delay’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell.

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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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Harbour-Community Clubs should be Built next.

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Next Tuesday the Greystones Councillors are meeting with Sisk and the marina operators to discuss progress on the harbour site following a positive discussion between the Councillors 2 weeks before. I want the project finished but even if a date for overall completion can’t be given I will be strongly pressing them to build the Clubhouses for the rowers, divers, Sea Scouts, sailors and anglers next as they provide important facilities for youths. I want a date when these will be finished. Completing the Clubs and Coastguard building will enable work…

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Mitchell asks Sisk for better landscaping at Greystones Harbour

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The developers have agreed to improve the appearance of the harbour area and to open the North Pier next Summer. They also stated that they expect to start building by June 2014. However I asked them to do away with all the fencing on the public square and to improve the landscaping on the fenced area and they have not agreed to this. I have written again to them and asked them to landscape inside the fence for at least one metre width and to use trees in planters, which…

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Greystones Council asks Sisk to Improve Harbour More

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At Tuesdays meeting the Council agreed to ask Sisk to improve the harbour more than they have agreed to do. The Council welcomed the improvements, opening the North Pier, improving the Public Square, Public Slipway, Fishermen’s facilities, etc., which Sisk have said that they will implement by next Spring as they will improve the appearance of the harbour area. The Council agreed to send a letter, as proposed by Cllr Mitchell, asking them additionally to: · Improve the grass behind the fencing · To take away the fencing on part…

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Mitchell pleased Sisk have agreed to implement most of Harbour Plan

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Sisk attended Tuesday nights Town Council meeting and agreed to open up most of the Public Square and the North Wall of the new harbour. This will provide much better public facilities though the Square will be smaller than I had hoped. In July I put a 5 point plan to Sisk and some of these points were implemented in July and I am pleased that the remainder are now to be implemented. The opening of the public square will depend on planting and the growing of grass and bushes…

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