Mitchell supports Council rejection of another development at Blacklion

The Council refused Cairn permission for a 98 house development on part of a site at Blacklion, Greystones because the town is over the planned population for 2028. The developer has appealed this to Bord Pleanala. They have also applied for 586 houses on the whole site. I have submitted an observation to the Bord supporting the refusal.

Recent figures released from the 2022 Census show Greystones-Delgany, at 22,009 people, to be even larger than earlier estimates. Together with houses sold since, being built and with planning permission the population is likely to be 26,000 by 2025, This is a 44% growth rate and is 20% over the planned target. There are few local jobs so everyone commutes, it is unsustainable. The infrastructure has only been planned for the target population.

Meanwhile Dublin City has only grown by 6%. This is all creating a huge demand for transport which is not being provided.

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