Derek Mitchell

Greystones Harbour Latest Update

Posted by | Greystones, Harbour, Local Work, Priorities, Uncategorized | No Comments

The December photo shows how far work has progressed with about 15 machines working on it. The marine works, including 2 public slipways, should be complete in June this year. The harbour will not open to the public this year as considerable work must be done on the land side. The walls are solid blocks protected by rocks and then antifers placed on top. These concrete castings appear white in the photo and their function is to break up the waves before they hit the wall. During the heavy storms…

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Council Crews grit roads for over 17 nights

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Councillor Derek Mitchell thanks the Wicklow Council crews who have gritted the roads for the last 17 nights, including Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day. This work is usually unseen by most people as it often involves gritting the roads from 8 pm to 2.30 am. This is the longest cold spell in recent years and the Council is running out of salt. The last of it is being saved for the first day most people are back at work the 4th. It is hoped that more can be secured…

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IDA to start work on Greystones Site but no provision for Charlesland School

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Community Facilities, Education, Local Business, Local Work | 1,470 Comments

The IDA presented its plan for its 80 acre site to Greystones Town Council on Wednesday. They intend to develop the section next to Charlesland by putting in a road next January and seeking tenants. The next section they intend to sell off to a developer of Industrial sites and at Mill Road they want to rezone for Town Centre which would allow a Shopping Centre. The IDA has owned this site for 25 years and has done nothing with it except grow grass. There has been no political will…

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Minister delays Building Development and jobs

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A recent meeting of Wicklow County Council was told that the sewerage plant at Greystones was at capacity and new development could not be allowed until it was extended. In February 2008 the Council applied to the Minister for Environment, John Gormley (Green Party) for €2m under a standard grant programme (The Serviced Land Initiative). A developer has agreed to pay the Council’s share of €3m as his development is held up because of this.

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Extra DARTs to Greystones delayed by Malahide problems.

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In the Spring Irish Rail told the Town Council that they would provide more DARTs and have them at a regular time after each hour, called a ‘clock face timetable’ in October. I enquired when these would happen and was told that the disruption caused by the bridge collapse at Malahide had delayed this. Irish Rail still intends to introduce this when the bridge is fixed, hopefully before the end of November. The gap between 08.30 and 9.30 am is also to be filled. This will be a big improvement…

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Land Saved to Improve Road at Redford Park

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At Mondays meeting of Wicklow County Council the officials proposed to sell a strip of land next to Willowmere Apartments, at the top of Redford Park, to the builder of the apartments. In the years ahead this junction needs to be improved as it will get much busier and I insisted that an objective to improve it was put into the Town Plan. It makes no sense to sell Council land, which will be needed to widen the main road, and then have to Compulsorily Purchase it when the road…

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Land Saved to Improve Road at Redford Park

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At Mondays meeting of Wicklow County Council the officials proposed to sell a strip of land next to Willowmere Apartments, at the top of Redford Park, to the builder of the apartments. In the years ahead this junction needs to be improved as it will get much busier and I insisted that an objective to improve it was put into the Town Plan. It makes no sense to sell Council land, which will be needed to widen the main road, and then have to Compulsorily Purchase it when the road…

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Extra DARTs to Greystones delayed by Malahide problems.

Posted by | Transport M50/N11 | No Comments

In the Spring Irish Rail told the Town Council that they would provide more DARTs and have them at a regular time after each hour, called a ‘clock face timetable’ in October. I enquired when these would happen and was told that the disruption caused by the bridge collapse at Malahide had delayed this. Irish Rail still intends to introduce this when the bridge is fixed, hopefully before the end of November. The gap between 08.30 and 9.30 am is also to be filled. This will be a big improvement…

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