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Transport Plan gets it wrong on Wicklow

Posted by | Transport M50/N11, Wicklow | No Comments

The recently published Draft Transport Strategy for the Dublin Region proposes that the LUAS goes to Bray which is welcome. However South of Bray the Strategy seriously understates current and future transport demand in Wicklow. Currently the roads are full and the rail line empty. The solutions planned will not work according to Cllr Derek Mitchell, Chair of the Council’s Transport Committee, who previously spent 22 years campaigning to get the DART to Greystones. ‘I counted the number of people getting on busses and trains in Greystones and it is…

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Submission to Transport Strategy

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Problems with Draft Transport Strategy for Greater Dublin Area 2035—-Submission re Wicklow The Strategy needs to be radically changed for Wicklow. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with the NTA and/or Irish Rail to discuss these detailed points: Survey of Transport Usage. Greystones peak hour Management Summary • The Strategy will not work South of Bray Head as it proposes 3 conflicting public transport options in different parts of the report. 2 of these (the present service and a shuttle) will not cater for the demand and will not…

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Mitchell welcomes progress on Greystones harbour

Posted by | Greystones, Harbour | No Comments

The clubhouses for the Sea Scouts, Sailors, Divers, Anglers and Rowers are nearly complete and will be handed over to the clubs for final finishing in early December. I also notice that long hours, including weekend work, are being worked on the large public square. I anticipate that this will be open before next Summer. Agreement has recently been reached between Sisk, who have built the harbour, and Targeted Investment Opportunities which allows the buildings to be developed. Preliminary works have started on 60 houses, north of the existing Sailing…

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Transport Report plans LUAS to Bray, nothing for South of Greystones

Posted by | Community Facilities, Wicklow | No Comments

The National Transport Authority has released a vast draft plan for the Greater Dublin Region to 2035. It recommends putting the LUAS to Bray, increasing the DART frequency, bus feeder services in Bray and Greystones and more Park n’ Ride sites. However while it seems to recommend a high frequency DART service to Greystones it does not seem to allow for the single track which would not allow this. Also it makes no allowance for any extra diesel services south of Greystones. The highly complicated transport model predicts there will…

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Greystones Harbour Public Facilities and Homes to proceed

Posted by | Community Facilities, Harbour | No Comments

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

Posted by | Harbour | No Comments

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

Posted by | Greystones, Local Business, Press Release | No Comments

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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