Greystones Harbour Public Facilities and Homes to proceed

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 not want to transfer the land even though the meeting was told that the Council was obliged to transfer the land in return for rebuilding the harbour. ‘I am keen to get the harbour finished ASAP as development would stop with legal cases and a half finished site if we did not fulfil our side of the contract. People in Greystones want this project finished and get the 15 acre Public Park and Boardwalk open’.

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