01 April 2010

Pay and display parking in Saggart and Newcastle?

As many of you will be aware South Dublin County Council are considering implementing pay and display parking throughout Saggart and Newcastle.

When the plans were first announced I held a public meetings in both Saggart and Newcastleto hear the views of local residents and traders. The feedback I received both at the meeting and through the many phone calls to my office was that there is no urgent need for disk parking in Saggart and that a public carpark should be provided for the village of Newcastle before the Council consider asking people to pay for the limited spaces available.

I do understand that once the LUAS is up and running parking may become an issue in the village but feel that disk parking is not necessary just yet. I have submitted my objection to the Roads Department of South Dublin County Council for the immediate introduction of disk parking in Saggart village.